Evidence of a putative deep sea specific microbiome in marine sponges

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Flemer, Burkhardt
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Stephen A.
dc.contributor.author Morrissey, John P.
dc.contributor.author O'Gara, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Dobson, Alan D. W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T11:44:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T11:44:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Kennedy J, Flemer B, Jackson SA, Morrissey JP, O'Gara F, Dobson ADW (2014) Evidence of a Putative Deep Sea Specific Microbiome in Marine Sponges. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091092
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2340
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0091092
dc.description.abstract The microbiota of four individual deep water sponges, Lissodendoryx diversichela, Poecillastra compressa, Inflatella pellicula, and Stelletta normani, together with surrounding seawater were analysed by pyrosequencing of a region of the 16S rRNA gene common to Bacteria and Archaea. Due to sampling constraints at depths below 700 m duplicate samples were not collected. The microbial communities of L. diversichela, P. compressa and I. pellicula were typical of low microbial abundance (LMA) sponges while S. normani had a community more typical of high microbial abundance (HMA) sponges. Analysis of the deep sea sponge microbiota revealed that the three LMA-like sponges shared a set of abundant OTUs that were distinct from those associated with sponges from shallow waters. Comparison of the pyrosequencing data with that from shallow water sponges revealed that the microbial communities of all sponges analysed have similar archaeal populations but that the bacterial populations of the deep sea sponges were distinct. Further analysis of the common and abundant OTUs from the three LMA-like sponges placed them within the groups of ammonia oxidising Archaea (Thaumarchaeota) and sulphur oxidising gamma-Proteobacteria (Chromatiales). Reads from these two groups made up over 70% of all 16S rRNA genes detected from the three LMA-like sponge samples, providing evidence of a putative common microbial assemblage associated with deep sea LMA sponges. en
dc.description.sponsorship PharmaSea project; EU Seventh Framework Programme (312184); Beuafort Marine Research Award; Marine Institute under the Marine Research Sub-Programme of the National Development Plan en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en
dc.rights © 2015 Kennedy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject 16S ribosomal RNA en
dc.subject Barrier Reef sponge en
dc.subject Antimicrobial activities en
dc.subject Irish waters en
dc.subject Cenarchaeum symbiosum en
dc.subject Phylogenetic analysis en
dc.subject Spatial distribution en
dc.subject Haliclona simulans en
dc.subject Abundance sponges en
dc.subject Sp. nov. en
dc.title Evidence of a putative deep sea specific microbiome in marine sponges en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Alan Dobson, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.dobson@ucc.ie en
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000333677000015
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Irish Government
dc.contributor.funder Marine Institute
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle PLOS ONE en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.dobson@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid e91092


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