Intraspecific Variation in Microbial Symbiont Communities of the Sun Sponge, Hymeniacidon heliophila, from Intertidal and Subtidal Habitats.

@article{Weigel2016IntraspecificVI,
  title={Intraspecific Variation in Microbial Symbiont Communities of the Sun Sponge, Hymeniacidon heliophila, from Intertidal and Subtidal Habitats.},
  author={Brooke L. Weigel and Patrick M Erwin},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={650-8}
}
Sponges host diverse and complex communities of microbial symbionts that display a high degree of host specificity. The microbiomes of conspecific sponges are relatively constant, even across distant locations, yet few studies have directly examined the influence of abiotic factors on intraspecific variation in sponge microbial community structure. The… CONTINUE READING