Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes

Ryu, Taewoo, Seridi, Loqmane, Moitinho-Silva, Lucas, Oates, Matthew, Liew, Yi Jin, Mavromatis, Charalampos, Wang, Xiaolei, Haywood, Annika, Lafi, Feras F., Kupresanin, Marija, Sougrat, Rachid, Alzahrani, Majed A., Giles, Emily, Ghosheh, Yanal, Schunter, Celia, Baumgarten, Sebastian, Berumen, Michael L., Gao, Xin, Aranda, Manuel, Foret, Sylvain, Gough, Julian, Voolstra, Christian R., Hentschel, Ute and Ravasi, Timothy (2016) Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes BMC Genomics, 17 (1). Art.No.: 158. DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-2501-0.

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Background: Sponges (Porifera) harbor distinct microbial consortia within their mesohyl interior. We herein analysed the hologenomes of Stylissa carteri and Xestospongia testudinaria, which notably differ in their microbiome content.

Results: Our analysis revealed that S. carteri has an expanded repertoire of immunological domains, specifically Scavenger Receptor Cysteine-Rich (SRCR) like domains, compared to X. testudinaria. On the microbial side, metatranscriptome analyses revealed an overrepresentation of potential symbiosis-related domains in X. testudinaria.

Conclusions: Our findings provide genomic insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying host-symbiont coevolution and may serve as a roadmap for future hologenome analyses.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000371594300009
Keywords: Sponge, Stylissa carteri, Xestospongia testudinaria, Innate immune system, Host, Microbial symbionts, Hologenome
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-MI Marine Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1186/s12864-016-2501-0
ISSN: 1471-2164
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 12:36
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/32131

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