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Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes

Ryu, Taewoo; Seridi, Loqmane; Moitinho-Silva, Lucas; Oates, Matthew; Liew, Yi J; Mavromatis, Charalampos; Wang, Xiaolei; Haywood, Annika; Lafi, Feras F; Kupresanin, Marija; Sougrat, Rachid; Alzahrani, Majed A; Giles, Emily; Ghosheh, Yanal; Schunter, Celia; Baumgarten, Sebastian; Berumen, Michael L; Gao, Xin; Aranda, Manuel; Foret, Sylvain; Gough, Julian; Voolstra, Christian R; Hentschel, Ute; Ravasi, Timothy


BACKGROUND: Sponges (Porifera) harbor distinct microbial consortia within their mesohyl interior. We herein analysed the hologenomes of Stylissa carteri and Xestospongia testudinaria, which notably differ in their microbiome content. RESULTS: Our analysis revealed that S. carteri has an expanded repertoire of immunological domains, specifically Scavenger Receptor Cysteine-Rich (SRCR)-like domains, compared to X....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-02-29
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Genomics
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2501-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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