Florida reef sponges harbor coral disease-associated microbes


Sponges can filter large volumes of seawater and accumulate highly diverse and abundant microbial communities within their tissue. Culture-independent techniques such as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), 16S small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene analyses, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were applied to characterize the presence and distribution… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13199-010-0059-1


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