Marine sponges as Chloroflexi hot spots: Genomic insights and high-resolution visualization of an abundant and diverse symbiotic clade

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REFERENCE Bayer, Kristina; Jahn, Martin; Slaby, Beate M; Moitinho-Silva, Lucas; Hentschel, Ute (2018). mSystems. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00150-18. ABSTRACT Members of the widespread bacterial phylum Chloroflexi can dominate high-microbial-abundance (HMA) sponge microbiomes. In the Sponge Microbiome Project, Chloroflexi sequences amounted to 20 to … Read More

Metagenomic binning of a marine sponge microbiome reveals unity in defense but metabolic specialization

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REFERENCE Slaby, Beate; Hackl, Thomas; Horn, Hannes; Bayer, Kristina; Hentschel, Ute (2017). The ISME Journal. http://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.101 ABSTRACT Marine sponges are ancient metazoans that are populated by distinct and highly diverse microbial communities. In order to obtain deeper insights into the … Read More