Coral-associated marine fungi form novel lineages and heterogeneous assemblages

@article{Amend2012CoralassociatedMF,
  title={Coral-associated marine fungi form novel lineages and heterogeneous assemblages},
  author={Anthony S. Amend and Daniel J. Barshis and Thomas A. Oliver},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={1291-1301}
}
Coral stress tolerance is intricately tied to the animal's association with microbial symbionts. The most well-known of these symbioses is that between corals and their dinoflagellate photobionts (Symbiodinium spp.), whose genotype indirectly affects whether a coral can survive cyclical and anthropogenic warming events. Fungi comprise a lesser-known coral symbiotic community whose taxonomy, stability and function is largely un-examined. To assess how fungal communities inside a coral host… CONTINUE READING
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