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Ecological robustness of the gut microbiota in response to ingestion of transient food-borne microbes
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The concept that allochthonous bacteria have transient and subject-specific effects on the gut microbiome that can be leveraged to re-engineer the gut microbiota and improve dysbiosis-related diseases is supported.
Settlement behaviour of larvae of the Stripey Snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae)
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Behavioural capabilities of larval Lutjanus carponotatus in both offshore pelagic and reef environments at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef were observed in situ to determine if they were sufficient to influence dispersal.
Host lysozyme-mediated lysis of Lactococcus lactis facilitates delivery of colitis-attenuating superoxide dismutase to inflamed colons
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Findings unveil a mechanism by which a bacterium offers benefits to the host but requires the host for targeted release of this beneficial activity, and suggest L. lactis I-1631 may represent a promising vehicle to deliver antioxidant, colitis-attenuating SodA to the inflamed intestinal mucosa.
Disease Specific Bacterial Communities in a Coralline Algae of the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea: A Combined Culture Dependent and -Independent Approach
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The white-band syndrome has been recently observed in corallines from the Mediterranean Sea indicating that the disease threat has extended from tropical to temperate waters and through the complementarity of culture dependent and independent approaches the healthy microbiome of the coralline and the possible opportunistic bacteria colonizing diseased tissues were characterized.
Coralline algae disease reduces survival and settlement success of coral planulae in laboratory experiments
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Exposing coral larvae to healthy, diseased, and recently dead crusts from three important CCA species shows a negative effect of disease in the inductive C CA species Hydrolithon boergesenii on larval survivorship of Orbicella faveolata and settlement of O. faveolia and Diploria labyrinthiformis on the CCA surface.
Histopathology of crustose coralline algae affected by white band and white patch diseases
Crustose coralline algae (CCA) are major benthic calcifiers that play crucial roles in marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. Over the past two decades, epizootics have been reported for
Pathobiomes Differ between Two Diseases Affecting Reef Building Coralline Algae
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Data is provided from the first investigation of the bacterial communities associated with healthy and diseased CCA tissues to demonstrate that Neogoniolithon mamillare diseased tissues had distinct microbial communities compared to healthy tissues and demonstrate that CWBS and CWPD were associated with different pathobiomes, indicating that they had different disease causations.
Spatiotemporal and species-specific patterns of diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curaçao
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It is concluded that diseases have the potential to cause major loss in CCA cover, particularly in shallow waters, as CCA play a key role in reef ecosystems and the emergence of diseases affecting these algae may pose a real threat to coral reef ecosystems.
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