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Marine sponges as microbial fermenters.
The discovery of phylogenetically complex, yet highly sponge-specific microbial communities in marine sponges, including novel lineages and even candidate phyla, came as a surprise. At the same time,Expand
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The role of bacterial communities and carbon dioxide on the corrosion of steel
Natural microbial communities were grown anaerobically with steel as the electron source and CO2 the electron acceptor and carbon source, without organic carbon and typical electron acceptors. TheExpand
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The ecology and phylogeny of cyanobacterial symbionts in sponges
Cyanobacteria have flexible photosynthetic apparatus that allows them to utilise light at very low levels, making them ideal symbionts for a wide range of organisms. Sponge associations withExpand
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Vertical transmission of cyanobacterial symbionts in the marine sponge Chondrilla australiensis (Demospongiae)
The cyanobacterial symbionts of the marine sponge Chondrilla australiensis (Demospongiae) were examined using fluorescent microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy. Unicellular cyanobacteriaExpand
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Exploring Cyanobacterial Mutualisms
Cyanobacterial symbioses with eukaryotes are ancient associations that are widely distributed in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Cyanobacteria are a significant driving force in the evolutionExpand
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A new species of cyanobacterial symbiont from the marine sponge Chondrilla nucula
Partial 16s rDNA sequencing results indicate that the unicellular cyanobacterial symbionts of the sponge species Chondrilla nucula, from the Mediterranean Sea, and C. australiensis, from Australia,Expand
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Sexual reproduction in Chondrilla australiensis (Porifera : Demospongiae)
Increasingly, sponges are being used as models for a wide range of biological systems. However, little is known about the reproductive biology of a group that has been shown to lack gonads or gonadalExpand
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Marine rust tubercles harbour iron corroding archaea and sulphate reducing bacteria
Abstract Marine corrosion has significant economic impacts globally. Marine rust on carbon steel in Western Australia was investigated to determine the importance of various microorganisms inExpand
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Inter-generational transmission of microbial symbionts in the marine sponge Chondrilla australiensis (Demospongiae)
Mechanisms for the biparental transmission of microbial symbionts to offspring in the marine sponge Chondrilla australiensis are reported. The observation of microbial mutualists in the sperm of C.Expand
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Pathological mechanisms and therapeutic outlooks for arthrofibrosis
Arthrofibrosis is a fibrotic joint disorder that begins with an inflammatory reaction to insults such as injury, surgery and infection. Excessive extracellular matrix and adhesions contract pouches,Expand
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