Identity of a Tilapia Pheromone Released by Dominant Males that Primes Females for Reproduction
Chemical communication in cichlids: A mini-review.
Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Octocoral-Associated Microbes—New Chances for Blue Growth
To extend knowledge and foster the near-future laboratory production of bioactive compounds from (cultivatable and currently uncultivatable) octocoral symbionts, optimal blending between targeted metagenomics, DNA recombinant technologies, improved symbiont cultivation, functional genomics, and analytical chemistry are required.
Evidence for Selective Bacterial Community Structuring in the Freshwater Sponge Ephydatia fluviatilis
- R. Costa, T. Keller-Costa, N. C. Gomes, U. Rocha, L. Overbeek, J. D. Elsas
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMicrobial Ecology
This study supports the contention that the composition and diversity of bacteria in E. fluviatilis is partially driven by the host organism and ascertained the status of two alphaproteobacterial lineages as freshwater sponge-specific phylogenetic clusters.
Bacteriome Structure, Function, and Probiotics in Fish Larviculture: The Good, the Bad, and the Gaps.
- Nuno Borges, T. Keller-Costa, Gracinda M. M. Sanches-Fernandes, A. Louvado, N. C. Gomes, R. Costa
- BiologyAnnual Review of Animal Biosciences
- 30 November 2020
This review examines molecular studies of bacterial diversity, function, and host immunity modulation at early stages of fish development, where microbial infections cause important economic losses, and proposes guidelines for future microbiome research of presumed relevance to fish larviculture.
Genomic blueprints of sponge-prokaryote symbiosis are shared by low abundant and cultivatable Alphaproteobacteria
A low-carbon based strategy is used to cultivate low-abundance bacteria from Spongia officinalis that possesses several genomic attributes common to dominant, presently uncultivatable sponge symbionts, potentially contributing to host fitness through detoxification mechanisms and nutritional exchange.
Muscular hypertrophy of urinary bladders in dominant tilapia facilitates the control of aggression through urinary signals
The results suggest that the larger, more muscular bladder of dominant males is an adaptation, facilitating higher urination frequency, post-renal modulation and storage of larger urine volumes for longer.
Metagenomic insights into the taxonomy, function, and dysbiosis of prokaryotic communities in octocorals
It is argued that host-symbiont recognition, abiotic-stress response, micronutrient acquisition, and an antiviral defense arsenal comprising multiple restriction endonucleases, CRISPR/Cas systems, and phage lysogenization regulators are signatures of prokaryotic communities in octocorals.
Genomic Insights into Aquimarina sp. Strain EL33, a Bacterial Symbiont of the Gorgonian Coral Eunicella labiata
The genome sequence of Aquimarina sp.
Insights into the Antimicrobial Activities and Metabolomes of Aquimarina (Flavobacteriaceae, Bacteroidetes) Species from the Rare Marine Biosphere
This study found an inhibitory activity of most Aquimarina strains against Candida glabrata and marine Vibrio and Alphaproteobacteria species, and found the presence of novel polyketides and peptides, including cyclic depsipeptide-related compounds in SM-BGC and metabolomics networks.