Caribbean corals house shared and host-specific microbial symbionts over time and space.

@article{Chu2016CaribbeanCH,
  title={Caribbean corals house shared and host-specific microbial symbionts over time and space.},
  author={Nathaniel D. Chu and Steven V. Vollmer},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={493-500}
}
The rise of coral diseases has triggered a surge of interest in coral microbial communities. But to fully understand how the coral microbiome may cause or respond to disease, we must first understand structure and variation in the healthy coral microbiome. We used 16S rRNA sequencing to characterize the microbiomes of 100 healthy coral colonies from six Caribbean coral species (Acropora cervicornis, A. palmata, Diploria labyrinthiformis, Diploria strigosa, Porites astreoides and P. furcata… CONTINUE READING
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