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

Laboratory-Cultured Strains of the Sea Anemone Exaiptasia Reveal Distinct Bacterial Communities

Laboratory-Cultured Strains of the Sea Anemone Exaiptasia Reveal Distinct Bacterial Communities

5/2/2017
Our latest publication in Frontiers in Marine Science describe the bacterial community of two commonly used strains of the sea anemone Exaiptasia that have been cultured in the laboratory long-term under identical conditions. We found a distinct bacterial microbiota for each strain, indicating the presence of host-specific microbial consortia. 

For more details, read the open access article (linked below)!