Specific epibacterial communities on macroalgae: phylogeny matters more than habitat

Lachnit, Tim, Blümel, Martina, Imhoff, Johannes F. and Wahl, Martin (2009) Specific epibacterial communities on macroalgae: phylogeny matters more than habitat Aquatic Biology, 5 . pp. 181-186. DOI 10.3354/ab00149.

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Abstract

Epibacterial communities on thalli of the algal species Fucus serratus, Fucus vesiculosus, Laminaria saccharina, Ulva compressa, Delesseria sanguinea and Phycodrys rubens were analysed using 16S ribosomal RNA gene-based DGGE. Individuals of all species were collected in the Kiel Fjord (Baltic Sea) and in the rocky intertidal of Helgoland (North Sea). DGGE gels as well as cluster and multidimensional scaling analysis based on the DGGE band patterns of the epibacterial community showed significant differences between the epibacterial communities on the investigated algal species both in the Baltic and North Seas. Epibacterial communities differed less between regions than between host species, and were more similar on closely related host species. Results give the first evidence for lineage-specific bacterial associations to algal thalli. Furthermore, the results suggest that these algal species may control their epibiotic bacterial communities.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Biofilm, bacteria, Antifouling, Algae, DGGE
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-MI Marine Microbiology
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-B Experimental Ecology - Benthic Ecology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.3354/ab00149
ISSN: 1864-7790
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 10:04
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 08:29
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/4516

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