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Diversity of culturable bacteria in the mucus of the Red Sea coral Fungia scutaria.
FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2006 Oct; 58(1):99-108.FM

Abstract

Coral reefs are the most biodiverse of all marine ecosystems. Bacteria are known to be abundant and active in seawater around corals, inside coral tissues, and within their surface microlayer. Very little is known, however, about the structure, composition and maintenance of these bacterial communities. In the current study we characterize the culturable bacterial community within the mucus of healthy specimens of the Red Sea solitary coral Fungia scutaria. This was achieved using culture-based methods and molecular techniques for the identification of the bacterial isolates. More than 30% of the isolated bacteria were novel species and a new genus. The culturable heterotrophic bacterial community of the mucus of this coral is composed mainly of the bacterial groups Gammaproteobacteria, Alphaproteobacteria and of Actinobacteria. This study provides the first evidence of actinomycetes isolated from corals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel. lampery@mail.biu.ac.ilNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16958911

Citation

Lampert, Yael, et al. "Diversity of Culturable Bacteria in the Mucus of the Red Sea Coral Fungia Scutaria." FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 58, no. 1, 2006, pp. 99-108.
Lampert Y, Kelman D, Dubinsky Z, et al. Diversity of culturable bacteria in the mucus of the Red Sea coral Fungia scutaria. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2006;58(1):99-108.
Lampert, Y., Kelman, D., Dubinsky, Z., Nitzan, Y., & Hill, R. T. (2006). Diversity of culturable bacteria in the mucus of the Red Sea coral Fungia scutaria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 58(1), 99-108.
Lampert Y, et al. Diversity of Culturable Bacteria in the Mucus of the Red Sea Coral Fungia Scutaria. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2006;58(1):99-108. PubMed PMID: 16958911.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diversity of culturable bacteria in the mucus of the Red Sea coral Fungia scutaria. AU - Lampert,Yael, AU - Kelman,Dovi, AU - Dubinsky,Zvy, AU - Nitzan,Yeshayahu, AU - Hill,Russell T, PY - 2006/9/9/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/9/9/entrez SP - 99 EP - 108 JF - FEMS microbiology ecology JO - FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. VL - 58 IS - 1 N2 - Coral reefs are the most biodiverse of all marine ecosystems. Bacteria are known to be abundant and active in seawater around corals, inside coral tissues, and within their surface microlayer. Very little is known, however, about the structure, composition and maintenance of these bacterial communities. In the current study we characterize the culturable bacterial community within the mucus of healthy specimens of the Red Sea solitary coral Fungia scutaria. This was achieved using culture-based methods and molecular techniques for the identification of the bacterial isolates. More than 30% of the isolated bacteria were novel species and a new genus. The culturable heterotrophic bacterial community of the mucus of this coral is composed mainly of the bacterial groups Gammaproteobacteria, Alphaproteobacteria and of Actinobacteria. This study provides the first evidence of actinomycetes isolated from corals. SN - 0168-6496 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16958911/Diversity_of_culturable_bacteria_in_the_mucus_of_the_Red_Sea_coral_Fungia_scutaria_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article-lookup/doi/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2006.00136.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -