Silicon consumption kinetics by marine sponges: An assessment of their role at the ecosystem level

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REFERENCE López-Acosta, Maria; Leynaert, Aude; Grall, Jaques; Maldonado, Manuel (2018). Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10956. ABSTRACT The silicic acid (DSi) is a dissolved nutrient used by diverse marine organisms to build their skeletons of biogenic silica (BSi). This consumption, mostly due … Read More

Deep-water sponge fauna from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz (North Atlantic, Spain)

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REFERENCE Sitjà, C; Maldonado, M; Rueda, JL (2018). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315418000589. ABSTRACT Mud volcanoes are singular seafloor structures classified as ‘sensitive habitats’. Here we report on the sponge fauna from a field … Read More

Sponge assemblages and predicted archetypes in the eastern Canadian Arctic

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REFERENCE Murillo, Francisco Javier; Kenchington, Ellen; Tompkins, Gabrielle; Beazley, Lindsay; Baker, Emily; Knudby, Anders; Walkusz, Wojciech (2018). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12589. ABSTRACT Little information exists on the environmental requirements of sponges from the Canadian Arctic, increasing the necessity to … Read More

Sponge-derived silica for tissue regeneration – Bioceramics of deep-sea sponge

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REFERENCE Dudik, Olesia; Lenor, Isabel; Xavier, Joana R; Rapp, Hans Tore; Pires, Ricardo A, Silva, Tiago H; Reis, Rui L. (2018). Materials Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2018.03.025. EXSTRACT Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are highly diverse and important members of many benthic communities in all … Read More

Glass sponge grounds on the Scotian Shelf and their associated biodiversity

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REFERENCE Hawkes, Nickolas; Korabik, Michelle; Beazley, Lindsay; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R; Kenchington, Ellen (2018). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12903. ABSTRACT Emerald Basin on the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia, Canada, is home to a globally unique population of … Read More

Niche overlap between a cold-water coral and an associated sponge for isotopically-enriched particulate food sources

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REFERENCE van Oevelen, Dick; Mueller, Christina E.; Lundälv, Tomas; van Duyl, Fleur C.; de Goeij, Jasper M.; Middelburg, Jack J. (2018). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194659 ABSTRACT The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is an ecosystem engineer that builds reef structures on the … Read More

Seven new deep-water Tetractinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Galápagos Islands – morphological descriptions and DNA barcodes

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REFERENCE Schuster, Astrid; Cárdenas, Paco; Pisera, Andrzej; Pomponi, Shirley A.; Kelly, Michelle; Wörheide, Gert; Erpenbeck, Dirk. (2018). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx110 ABSTRACT The Galápagos Islands, positioned in the confluence of warm and coldwater currents in the Eastern … Read More

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems

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REFERENCE Pita, Lucía; Rix, Laura; Slaby, Beate; Franke, A; Hentschel, Ute. (2018). Microbiome. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0428-1 ABSTRACT The recognition that all macroorganisms live in symbiotic association with microbial communities has opened up a new field in biology. Animals, plants, and algae are … Read More

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