Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-14298
Allers, E; Niesner, C; Wild, C; Pernthaler, J (2008). Microbes enriched in seawater after addition of coral mucus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74(10):3274-3278.
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We investigated which microbial taxa in coastal Red Sea water were stimulated by addition of mucus from the coral Fungia sp. Decreases in the concentration and C/N ratio of particulate organic material during short-term incubations (50 h) were paralleled by a steep rise in the number of Gammaproteobacteria, particularly Alteromonadaceae, followed by Vibrionaceae. Two almost identical genotypes affiliated with Alteromonas macleodii accounted for up to >85% of all Alteromonadaceae (45% of the total cells) in the mucus-amended enrichments but were rare in unamended control incubations and in ambient seawater. A. macleodii-like bacteria might thus be important in the transfer of organic carbon from coral mucus to the pelagic microbial food webs of coral reefs.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Plant Biology|
|DDC:||580 Plants (Botany)|
|Deposited On:||19 Feb 2009 20:48|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 00:20|
|Publisher:||American Society for Microbiology|
|Additional Information:||Copyright: American Society for Microbiology|
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