Marine cyanolichens from different littoral zones are associated with distinct bacterial communities

  title={Marine cyanolichens from different littoral zones are associated with distinct bacterial communities},
  author={Nyree J. West and Delphine Parrot and Claire Fayet and Martin Grube and Sophie Tomasi and Marcelino T. Suzuki},
Lichens symbioses, commonly described as fungal partnerships with a photosynthetic partner (green algae and/or cyanobacteria) are associated with a diverse bacterial community. Whereas the microbiome diversity and function of terrestrial lichens has been well studied, knowledge about the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens is still scarce. Since there is a clear vertical zonation of lichens across the littoral belt we hypothesized that this correlates with significant… 

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