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Bacterial Communities of Two Ubiquitous Great Barrier Reef Corals Reveals Both Site- and Species-Specificity of Common Bacterial Associates
Background Coral-associated bacteria are increasingly considered to be important in coral health, and altered bacterial community structures have been linked to both coral disease and bleaching.Expand
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Disease and cell death in white syndrome of Acroporid corals on the Great Barrier Reef
White syndromes (WS) are among the most prevalent coral diseases, and are responsible for reef demise on the Great Barrier Reef. The disease manifests as a clear differentiation between tissue andExpand
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Regulation of Bacterial Communities Through Antimicrobial Activity by the Coral Holobiont
Interactions between corals and associated bacteria and amongst these bacterial groups are likely to play a key role in coral health. However, the complexity of these interactions is poorlyExpand
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The Ecology of ‘Acroporid White Syndrome', a Coral Disease from the Southern Great Barrier Reef
Outbreaks of coral disease have increased worldwide over the last few decades. Despite this, remarkably little is known about the ecology of disease in the Indo-Pacific Region. Here we report theExpand
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Analysis of evolutionarily conserved innate immune components in coral links immunity and symbiosis.
Reef-building corals are representatives of one of the earliest diverging metazoan lineages and are experiencing increases in bleaching events (breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis) andExpand
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Evidence of cyanobacteria-like endosymbionts in Acroporid corals from the Great Barrier Reef
The coral host is associated with a diverse microbial community, including zooxanthellae, bacteria, protists, fungi and algae (Rohwer et al. 2002). Lesser et al. (2004) describe a novelExpand
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Coral disease physiology: the impact of Acroporid white syndrome on Symbiodinium
Acroporid white syndrome, a disease-like syndrome from the Great Barrier Reef, results from degenerative host tissue at lesion borders. Tissue preceding lesion borders appears visually healthy, butExpand
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Two hepcidin-like antimicrobial peptides in Barramundi Lates calcarifer exhibit differing tissue tropism and are induced in response to lipopolysaccharide.
Genes encoding two hepcidin-like antimicrobial peptides were discovered in Barramundi, Lates calcarifer (barramundi, Giant sea perch). Analysis of the coding regions indicated that genes for eachExpand
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Host-Directed Evolution of a Novel Lactate Oxidase in Streptococcus iniae Isolates from Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)
ABSTRACT In Streptococcus iniae, lactate metabolism is dependent upon two proteins, lactate permease that mediates uptake and lactate oxidase, a flavin mononucleotide-dependent enzyme that catalyzesExpand
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Host-microbe interactions in reef building coral
Coral reefs are biologically and economically important ecosystems underpinned by corals that are able to flourish in oligotrophic waters due to their mutualistic association with dinoflagellateExpand