Molecular evidence for a uniform microbial community in sponges from different oceans.

@article{Hentschel2002MolecularEF,
  title={Molecular evidence for a uniform microbial community in sponges from different oceans.},
  author={Ute Hentschel and J{\"o}rn N. Hopke and Matthias Horn and Anja B. Friedrich and Michael Wagner and Joerg Hacker and Bradley S Moore},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 9},
  pages={4431-40}
}
Sponges (class Porifera) are evolutionarily ancient metazoans that populate the tropical oceans in great abundances but also occur in temperate regions and even in freshwater. Sponges contain large numbers of bacteria that are embedded within the animal matrix. The phylogeny of these bacteria and the evolutionary age of the interaction are virtually unknown. In order to provide insights into the species richness of the microbial community of sponges, we performed a comprehensive diversity… CONTINUE READING
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