Functional convergence of microbes associated with temperate marine sponges.

@article{Ribes2012FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional convergence of microbes associated with temperate marine sponges.},
  author={M. Ribes and E. Jim{\'e}nez and G. Yahel and P. L{\'o}pez-Sendino and B. D{\'i}ez and R. Massana and J. Sharp and R. Coma},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={
          1224-39
        }
}
Most marine sponges establish a persistent association with a wide array of phylogenetically and physiologically diverse microbes. To date, the role of these symbiotic microbial communities in the metabolism and nutrient cycles of the sponge-microbe consortium remains largely unknown. We identified and quantified the microbial communities associated with three common Mediterranean sponge species, Dysidea avara, Agelas oroides and Chondrosia reniformis (Demospongiae) that cohabitate… Expand
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