The Coral Symbiomics Lab
Red Sea Research Center
Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering

Publications in 2013

The microbiome of the Red Sea coral Stylophora pistillata is dominated by tissue-associated Endozoicomonas bacteria

​Bayer, Till, Matthew J. Neave, Areej Alsheikh-Hussain, Manuel Aranda, Lauren K. Yum, Tracy Mincer, Konrad Hughen, Amy Apprill, and Christian R. Voolstra. "The Microbiome of the Red Sea Coral Stylophora Pistillata Is Dominated by Tissue-Associated Endozoicomonas Bacteria." Applied and environmental microbiology 79, no. 15 (2013): 4759-62.
Bayer Till, Neave Matthew J., Alsheikh-Hussain Areej, Aranda Manuel, Yum Lauren K., Mincer Tracy, Hughen Konrad, Apprill Amy, Voolstra Christian R.
coral, endozoicomonas, phylogeny
Endozoicomonas bacteria were found highly associated with the coral Stylophora pistillata, and these bacteria are also ubiquitously associated with diverse corals worldwide. Novel Endozoicomonas-specific probes revealed that Endozoicomonas bacteria were abundant in the endodermal tissues of S. pistillataand appear to have an intimate relationship with the coral.