Genomic blueprints of sponge-prokaryote symbiosis are shared by low abundant and cultivatable Alphaproteobacteria

@article{Karimi2019GenomicBO,
  title={Genomic blueprints of sponge-prokaryote symbiosis are shared by low abundant and cultivatable Alphaproteobacteria},
  author={Elham Karimi and Tina Keller-Costa and Beate M. Slaby and Cymon J. Cox and Ulisses Nunes da Rocha and Ute Hentschel and Rodrigo Costa},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
Marine sponges are early-branching, filter-feeding metazoans that usually host complex microbiomes comprised of several, currently uncultivatable symbiotic lineages. Here, we use a low-carbon based strategy to cultivate low-abundance bacteria from Spongia officinalis. This approach favoured the growth of Alphaproteobacteria strains in the genera Anderseniella, Erythrobacter, Labrenzia, Loktanella, Ruegeria, Sphingorhabdus, Tateyamaria and Pseudovibrio, besides two likely new genera in the… 
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