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Comparison of the anaerobic microbiota of deep-water Geodia spp. and sandy sediments in the Straits of Florida

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2010
Title: Comparison of the anaerobic microbiota of deep-water Geodia spp. and sandy sediments in the Straits of Florida.
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Name(s): Bruck, W. M., creator
Bruck, T. B., creator
Self, W. T., creator
Reed, John K., creator
Nitecki, S. S., creator
McCarthy, Peter J., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Extent: 15 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3351982 (digitool), FADT3351982 (IID), fau:6527 (fedora), 10.1038/ismej.2009.149 (doi)
Note(s): FISH analysis showed a prominent similarity of microbiota in sediments and Geodia spp. samples. Furthermore, the presence of sulfate-reducing and annamox bacteria as well as other obligate anaerobic microorganisms in both Geodia spp. and sediment samples were also confirmed. Anaerobic cultures obtained from the homogenates allowed the isolation of a variety of facultative anaerobes, primarily Bacillus spp. and Vibrio spp. Obligate anaerobes such as Desulfovibrio spp. and Clostridium spp. were also found. We also provide the first evidence for a culturable marine member of the Chloroflexi, which may enter into symbiotic relationships with deep-water sponges such as Geodia spp. Resuspended sediment particles, may provide a source of microorganisms able to associate or form a symbiotic relationship with sponges.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v4/n5/full/ismej2009149a.html and may be cited as: Bruck, W. M., Bruck, T. B., Self, W. T., Reed, J. K., Nitecki, S. S., & McCarthy, P. J. (2010). Comparison of the anaerobic microbiota of deep-water Geodia spp. and sandy sediments in the Straits of Florida. The ISME Journal, 4(5), 686-699. doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.149
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1800.
Subject(s): Microbial ecology
Marine sediments
Florida, Straits of
Fluorescence in situ hybridization
Sponges
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Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2009.149
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