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The functional roles of marine sponges
Despite the wide range of functional roles performed by marine sponges they are still poorly represented in many research, monitoring and conservation programmes. The aim of this review is to examineExpand
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Ecology of sponge assemblages (Porifera) in the Wakatobi region, south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia: richness and abundance
The in£uence of sedimentation, depth and substratum angle on sponge assemblages in the Wakatobi region, south-eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia was considered. Sponge assemblages were sampled from two reefExpand
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Sediment impacts on marine sponges.
Changes in sediment input to marine systems can influence benthic environments in many ways. Sponges are important components of benthic ecosystems world-wide and as sessile suspension feeders areExpand
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Could some coral reefs become sponge reefs as our climate changes?
Coral reefs across the world have been seriously degraded and have a bleak future in response to predicted global warming and ocean acidification (OA). However, this is not the first time thatExpand
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Connectivity between island Marine Protected Areas and the mainland
In addition to protecting important species or ecosystems, ideally Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) should also act as propagule sources and be located where they can receive larval influxes so as toExpand
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The Sponge Community in a Semi‐Submerged Temperate Sea Cave: Density, Diversity and Richness
. The sponge communities inhabiting a temperate semi-submerged sea cave were investigated at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve, Co. Cork, Ireland. Thirty-one species of sponge were reported, theExpand
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Low genetic diversity in a marine nature reserve: re-evaluating diversity criteria in reserve design
Little consideration has been given to the genetic composition of populations associated with marine reserves, as reserve designation is generally to protect specific species, communities orExpand
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The sponge microbiome project
Abstract Marine sponges (phylum Porifera) are a diverse, phylogenetically deep-branching clade known for forming intimate partnerships with complex communities of microorganisms. To date, 16S rRNAExpand
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Evaluating the core microbiota in complex communities: A systematic investigation
The study of complex microbial communities poses unique conceptual and analytical challenges, with microbial species potentially numbering in the thousands. With transient or allochthonousExpand
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Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 June 2011–31 July 2011
This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci wereExpand
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