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Pyrosequencing reveals highly diverse and species-specific microbial communities in sponges from the Red Sea
Marine sponges are associated with a remarkable array of microorganisms. Using a tag pyrosequencing technology, this study was the first to investigate in depth the microbial communities associatedExpand
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Conservative Fragments in Bacterial 16S rRNA Genes and Primer Design for 16S Ribosomal DNA Amplicons in Metagenomic Studies
Bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) amplicons have been widely used in the classification of uncultured bacteria inhabiting environmental niches. Primers targeting conservative regions of the rDNAsExpand
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Practical applications of ion exchange resins in agricultural and environmental soil research
The use of synthetic ion-exchange resins to examine ion bioavailability in soil and sediment systems has attracted much attention over the years. The first report in this regard was made 7-8 yr afterExpand
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Larval settlement of the silver- or goldlip pearl oyster Pinctada maxima (Jameson) in response to natural biofilms and chemical cues
This paper presents the first laboratory study investigating larval settlement and metamorphosis of Pinctada maxima in response to both natural and artificial inducers. Natural biofilms inducedExpand
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Diversity and acyl-homoserine lactone production among subtidal biofilm-forming bacteria
Bacteria isolated from subtidal biofilms were identified via 16S rRNA gene sequencing and screened for acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) production. In total, 68 strains were isolated from 1 to 9 d-oldExpand
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Description of Fabibacter halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov. and Roseivirga spongicola sp. nov., and reclassification of [Marinicola] seohaensis as Roseivirga seohaensis comb. nov.
Bacterial strains UST030701-097T and UST030701-084T were isolated from a marine sponge in the Bahamas. Both strains were pink-pigmented, Gram-negative, strictly aerobic and chemo-organotrophic. CellsExpand
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Owenweeksia hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium of the phylum 'Bacteroidetes'.
An aerobic, Gram-negative, non-fermentative, rod-shaped, motile, orange-pigmented bacterium, UST20020801(T), was isolated from sea-water samples collected from Port Shelter, Hong Kong, S.A.R., China,Expand
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A distinctive epibiotic bacterial community on the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. and antibacterial activity of coral tissue extracts suggest a chemical mechanism against bacterial epibiosis.
Abstract Different bacterial community profiles were observed on the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. and an inanimate reference site using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis ofExpand
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Discovery of marine Bacillus species by 16S rRNA and rpoB comparisons and their usefulness for species identification.
Systematic studies of the Bacillus group have been biased towards terrestrial and pathogenic isolates, and relatively few studies have examined Bacillus species from marine environments. Here we tookExpand
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Bacterial community succession and chemical profiles of subtidal biofilms in relation to larval settlement of the polychaete Hydroides elegans
Earlier studies have shown that biofilms can mediate the larval settlement of the polychaete Hydroides elegans and that changes in the bacterial community structure and density of biofilms oftenExpand
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