Microbial strategies for survival in the glass sponge Vazella pourtalesii

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REFERENCE Bayer, Kristina; Busch, Kathrin; Kenchington, Ellen; Beazley, Lindsay; Franzenburg, Sören; Michels, Jan; Hentschel, Ute; Slaby, Beate M (2020). mSystems https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00473-20. ABSTRACT Few studies have explored the microbiomes of glass sponges (Hexactinellida). The present study seeks to elucidate the composition … Read More

Rock sponges (lithistid Demospongiae) of the Northeast Atlantic seamounts, with description of ten new species

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Cárdenas, Paco; Ríos, Pilar; Cristobo, Javier; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R (2020). Peer J. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1231-2020. ABSTRACT Background: Lithistid demosponges, also known as rock sponges, are a polyphyletic group of sponges which are widely distributed. In … Read More

Revision of the genus Exsuperantia Özdikmen, 2009 (Tetractinellida: Phymaraphiniidae) with description of a new species from the Atlantic Ocean

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Pisera, Andrezj (2019). Zootaxa. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4613.1.7. ABSTRACT Phymaraphiniidae Schrammen 1924 (Porifera: Astrophorina) is a family of lithistid demosponges that has received little attention in the past decades. The systematic problems within this family have not been addressed … Read More

A new deep-water Tethya (Porifera, Tethyida, Tethyidae) from the Great Australian Bight and an updated Tethyida phylogeny

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REFERENCE Sorokin, Shirley J; Ekins, Merrick G; Yang, Qi; Cárdenas, Paco (2019). European Journal of Taxonomy. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.529. ABSTRACT A new species of Tethya Lamarck, 1815 is described from a depth of 1000 m on the continental slope of the Great … Read More

Sponges from the 2010-2014 Paamiut Multispecies Trawl Surveys, Eastern Arctic and Subarctic: Class Demospongiae, Subclass Heteroscleromorpha, Order Poecilosclerida, Families Dendoricellidae and Tedaniidae

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REFERENCE Baker, E; Odenthal, B; Walkusz, W; Siferd, T; Ríos, P; Tompkins, G; Kenchington, E (2019). Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2644920. ABSTRACT Sponges (phylum Porifera) are benthic filter-feeding animals that play an important role in nutrient … Read More

Silicon isotopic systematics of deep-sea sponge grounds in the North Atlantic

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REFERENCE Hendry, Katharine L; Cassarino, Lucie; Bates, Stephanie L; Culwick, Timothz; Frost, Molly; Goodwin, Claire; Howell, Kerry L (2019). Quarternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.017. ABSTRACT Reconstruction of silica cycling in the oceans is key to a thorough understanding of past climates … Read More

Silicon isotopes of deep sea sponges: new insights into biomineralisation and skeletal structure

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REFERENCE Cassarino, Luca; Coath, Christopher; Zavier, Joana R; Hendry, Katharine R (2018). Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6959-2018. ABSTRACT The silicon isotopic composition (δ30Si) of deep sea sponges’ skeletal element – spicules – reflects the silicic acid (DSi) concentration of their surrounding water and … Read More

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

Exploration and exploitation of the environment for novel specialized metabolites

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REFERENCE Loureiro, Catarina; Medema, Marnix H; van der Oost, John; Sipkema, Detmer. (2018). Current Opinion in Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2018.01.017 ABSTRACT Microorganisms are Nature’s little engineers of a remarkable array of bioactive small molecules that represent most of our new drugs. The … Read More

First records of Geodia demosponges from the New England seamounts, an opportunity to test the use of DNA mini-barcodes on museum specimens

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REFERENCE Cárdenas, Paco; Moore, Jon A. (2017). Marine Biodiversity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0775-3 ABSTRACT We report the first records of the sponge genus Geodia (Demospongiae, Tetractinellida, Geodiidae) from the New England Seamounts and Muir Seamount, at lower bathyal depths. Nine specimens collected between … Read More

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