Epibacterial community patterns on marine macroalgae are host-specific but temporally variable.

@article{Lachnit2011EpibacterialCP,
  title={Epibacterial community patterns on marine macroalgae are host-specific but temporally variable.},
  author={Tim Lachnit and Diana Meske and M. Wahl and Tilmann Harder and Ruth Schmitz},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={655-65}
}
Marine macroalgae are constantly exposed to epibacterial colonizers. The epiphytic bacterial patterns and their temporal and spatial variability on host algae are poorly understood. To investigate the interaction between marine macroalgae and epiphytic bacteria, this study tested if the composition of epibacterial communities on different macroalgae was specific and persisted under varying biotic and abiotic environmental conditions over a 2-year observation time frame. Epibacterial communities… CONTINUE READING