Introduced ascidians harbor highly diverse and host-specific symbiotic microbial assemblages

@inproceedings{Evans2017IntroducedAH,
  title={Introduced ascidians harbor highly diverse and host-specific symbiotic microbial assemblages},
  author={James S. Evans and Patrick M Erwin and Noa Shenkar and Susanna L{\'o}pez-Legentil},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Many ascidian species have experienced worldwide introductions, exhibiting remarkable success in crossing geographic borders and adapting to local environmental conditions. To investigate the potential role of microbial symbionts in these introductions, we examined the microbial communities of three ascidian species common in North Carolina harbors. Replicate samples of the globally introduced species Distaplia bermudensis, Polyandrocarpa anguinea, and P. zorritensis (n = 5), and ambient… CONTINUE READING

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