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

by Bayer Till, Neave Matthew J., Alsheikh-Hussain Areej, Aranda Manuel, Yum Lauren K., Mincer Tracy, Hughen Konrad, Apprill Amy, Voolstra Christian R.
Year: 2013


​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.


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.


Coral Endozoicomonas Phylogeny