Chloroflexi dominate the deep-sea Golf Ball Sponges Craniella zetlandica and Craniella infrequens throughout different life stages

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REFERENCE Busch, Kathrin; Wurz, Erik; Rapp, Hans Tore; Bayer, Kristina; Franke, Andre; Hentschel, Ute (2020). Frontiers in Marine Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00674. ABSTRACT Deep-sea sponge grounds are underexplored ecosystems that provide numerous goods and services to the functioning of the deep-sea. This … Read More

Microbial diversity of the glass sponge Vazella pourtalesii in response to anthropogenic activities

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REFERENCE Busch, Kathrin; Beazley, Lindsay; Kenchington, Ellen; Whoriskey, Frederick; Slaby, Beate M; Hentschel, Ute (2020). Conservation Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-020-01305-2. ABSTRACT Establishment of adequate conservation areas represents a challenging but crucial task in the conservation of genetic diversity and biological variability. Anthropogenic … Read More

On giant shoulders: how a seamount affects the microbial community composition of seawater and sponges

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REFERENCE Busch, Kathrin; Hanz, Ulrike; Mienis, Furu; Mueller, Benjamin; Franke, Andre; Roberts, Emyr Martyn; Rapp, Hans Tore; Hentschel, Ute (2020). Biogeosciences https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3471-2020. ABSTRACT Seamounts represent ideal systems to study the influence and interdependency of environmental gradients at a single geographic … Read More

Drivers of Megabenthic Community Structure in One of the World’s Deepest Silled-Fjords, Sognefjord (Western Norway)

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REFERENCE Meyer, Heidi K; Roberts, Emyr M; Mienis, Furu; Rapp, Hans Tore (2020). Frontiers in Marine Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00393. ABSTRACT The Sognefjord is the longest (205 km) and deepest (1308 m) fjord in Norway, and the second-longest in the world. Coast-fjord … Read More