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Diversity and dynamics of bacterial communities in early life stages of the Caribbean coral Porites astreoides
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The results show that at least two groups of bacterial taxa, the RCA bacteria and Marinobacter, are consistently associated with juvenile P. astreoides against a complex background of microbial associations, indicating that some components of the microbial community are long-term associates of the corals and may impact host health and survival. Expand
Vertical Transmission of Diverse Microbes in the Tropical Sponge Corticium sp
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This study confirms the vertical transmission of multiple, phylogenetically diverse microorganisms in a marine sponge, and lays the foundation for future work on exploring Vertical transmission of specific, yet diverse, microbial assemblages in marine sponges. Expand
Chemical Defenses: From Compounds to Communities
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These compounds, including okadaic acid, brevetoxins, lyngbyatoxin A, caulerpenyne, bryostatins, and isocyano terpenes, are selected because their impacts on marine organisms and communities are some of the best-studied among marine natural products. Expand
Localization of ‘Candidatus Endobugula sertula’ and the bryostatins throughout the life cycle of the bryozoan Bugula neritina
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It is suggested that the bryostatins are deposited onto the exterior of B. neritina larvae during embryonic development, persist on the larval surface throughout metamorphosis and are shed prior to cuticle formation, which suggests new synthesis of bryOSTatins in ancestrulae. Expand
Multi-Partner Interactions in Corals in the Face of Climate Change
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New discoveries regarding the onset of coral-bacterial associations; the functional roles that bacteria play in healthy corals; and how bacteria influence coral reef response to environmental change are reviewed, leading to a model describing how reef microbiota direct ecosystem-level response to a changing global climate are reviewed. Expand
The chemical cue tetrabromopyrrole from a biofilm bacterium induces settlement of multiple Caribbean corals
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The role of microbial biofilms is demonstrated in inducing larval settlement with the Caribbean coral Porites astreoides and the first instance of a chemical cue isolated from a marine biofilm bacterium that induces complete settlement (attachment and metamorphosis) of Caribbean coral larvae is reported. Expand
Bryostatins: biological context and biotechnological prospects.
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Challenges in the development of bryostatins for biomedical and biotechnological application include the cultivation of the bacterial symbiont and heterologous expression of bRYostatin biosynthesis genes. Expand
Gill bacteria enable a novel digestive strategy in a wood-feeding mollusk
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A previously undescribed digestive strategy in the wood-eating marine bivalve Bankia setacea is demonstrated, wherein digestive bacteria are housed in a location remote from the gut, providing the shipworm with a mechanism to capture liberated sugars from wood without competition from an endogenous gut microbiota. Expand
Marine chemical ecology in benthic environments.
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This review covers the recent marine chemical ecology literature for benthic bacteria and cyanobacteria, macroalgae, sponges, cnidarians, molluscs, otherbenthic invertebrates, and fish. Expand
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