Characterization of bacterial community structure in two alcyonacean soft corals (Litophyton sp. and Sinularia sp.) from Chuuk, Micronesia SCIE SCOPUS

DC Field Value Language Park, Joon Sang - Han, Jeong Hoon - Suh, Sung-Suk - Kim, Hyun Jung - Lee, Taek Kyun - Jung, Seung Won - 2022-01-19T10:39:30Z - 2022-01-19T10:39:30Z - 2021-09-23 - 2022-06 -
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028 -
dc.identifier.uri -
dc.description.abstract Microbes in the coral holobiont play important roles in nitrogen fixation, carbon supply, antibiotic production, mucus recycling, and food supply to maintain homeostasis in corals. However, microbes can also induce coral diseases in response to environmental changes under non-optimal conditions. Therefore, studies of microbial communities are needed to understand the health statuses of corals in response to environmental changes. In this study, we performed 16S rDNA metabarcoding to investigate the bacterial communities in two healthy alcyonacean soft coral species (Sinularia sp. and Litophyton sp.) inhabiting the coast of Weno Island (Chuuk, Micronesia) and in ambient seawater. We identified 18 bacterial phyla, 24 classes, 54 orders, 109 families, and 222 genera associated with the two corals and seawater. The bacterial communities differed in the corals and seawater. The bacterial community in Sinularia sp. was dominated by the genus Spirochaeta in Spirochaetaceae (63.9% relative abundance), followed by Endozoicomonas (10%). In Litophyton sp., the bacterial community also contained Spirochaeta (19.5%) and Endozoicomonas (4.7%), although Cellvibrionaceae (23.7%) was dominant and other groups such as Rhizobiales (11.5%) and Rhodospirillales (8.7%) were evenly distributed. In ambient seawater, the predominant bacteria were Pelagibacter (29.2%), Rhodobacteraceae (15.5%), Prochlorococcus (11.3%), and Vibrio (5.8%), which are distinct from the species in the two coral species. The microbial communities between the two alcyonacean soft corals and seawater were different, and the microbial community differences were coral species-specific. -
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dc.language English -
dc.publisher SPRINGER -
dc.title Characterization of bacterial community structure in two alcyonacean soft corals (Litophyton sp. and Sinularia sp.) from Chuuk, Micronesia -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.endPage 574 -
dc.citation.startPage 563 -
dc.citation.title CORAL REEFS -
dc.citation.volume 41 -
dc.citation.number 3 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 박준상 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 한정훈 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 김현정 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 이택견 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 정승원 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation CORAL REEFS, v.41, no.3, pp.563 - 574 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00338-021-02176-w -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85114940886 -
dc.identifier.wosid 000695781300001 -
dc.type.docType Article; Early Access -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.description.isOpenAccess N -
dc.subject.keywordPlus CARIBBEAN CORAL -
dc.subject.keywordPlus BAND DISEASE -
dc.subject.keywordPlus DIVERSITY -
dc.subject.keywordPlus HEALTHY -
dc.subject.keywordPlus MUCUS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PROCHLOROCOCCUS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus ASSOCIATIONS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PATTERNS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus REEF-BUILDING CORAL -
dc.subject.keywordPlus NITROGEN-FIXATION -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Alcyonacean soft coral -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Holobiont -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Symbiont -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Bacterial community -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor rDNA metabarcoding -
dc.relation.journalWebOfScienceCategory Marine & Freshwater Biology -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scie -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
dc.relation.journalResearchArea Marine & Freshwater Biology -
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