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- Hartmann, Aaron C.; Marhaver, Kristen L.; Klueter, Anke; Lovci, Michael T.; Closek, Collin J.; Diaz, Erika; Chamberland, Valérie F.; Archer, Frederick I.; Deheyn, Dimitri D.; Vermeij, Mark J. A.; Medina, Mónica
- Molecular ecology 2019 v.28 no.1 pp. 141-155
- Scleractinia; Symbiodiniaceae; adults; coral reefs; corals; eggs; endosymbionts; gene expression; hosts; juveniles; larvae; life history; lipids; mutualism; parents; photosynthesis; plankton; progeny; reproductive fitness; swimming; Caribbean
- ... Theory suggests that the direct transmission of beneficial endosymbionts (mutualists) from parents to offspring (vertical transmission) in animal hosts is advantageous and evolutionarily stable, yet many host species instead acquire their symbionts from the environment (horizontal acquisition). An outstanding question in marine biology is why some scleractinian corals do not provision their eggs a ...
- Ellison, Silas; Knapp, Roland A.; Sparagon, Wesley; Swei, Andrea; Vredenburg, Vance T.
- Molecular ecology 2019 v.28 no.1 pp. 127-140
- Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Burkholderiales; DNA; DNA barcoding; Rana; adults; bacteria; community structure; enzootic diseases; frogs; fungi; juveniles; metabolites; microbial communities; microbiome; mountains; nucleotide sequences; pathogens; probiotics; ribosomal RNA; species richness
- ... The fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) infects the skin of amphibians and has caused severe declines and extinctions of amphibians globally. In this study, we investigate the interaction between Bd and the bacterial skin microbiome of the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow‐legged frog, Rana sierrae, using both culture‐dependent and culture‐independent methods. Samples were collected ...