publication . Article . 2016

Holobiont assemblages of dominant coral species (Symbiodinium types and coral species) shape Caribbean reef community structure

Juan Armando Sanchez;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales
Abstract
Research on coral reef community structure suggests that fine spatial-temporal stochasticity drives biodiversity patterns in this tropical marine ecosystem. The combination of a coral colony and its zooxanthella, or holobiont, should therefore be used as the community indivisible units to better understand this structure. Research in zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium) diversity has allowed the identification of specific or generalist host associations. The distribution of specific symbionts depends on both the host identity and the environmental conditions. This study determined the identity on these symbionts within hard corals communities (Scleractinia and Millepori...
Subjects
free text keywords: Zooxanthellae, community structure, holobiont, Caribbean Sea, coral reefs, Symbiodinium, Scleractinia, zooxantelas, estructura de comunidad, holobionte, Mar Caribe, arrecifes de coral, Coral, Generalist and specialist species, Ecology, Reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Coral reef, biology.organism_classification, biology
Related Organizations
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LaJeunesse TC, Loh WKW, van Woesik R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK. 2003 Low symbiont diversity in southern Great Barrier Reef corals relative to those of the Caribbean. Limnology and Oceanography. 48: 2046-2054. [OpenAIRE]

LaJeunesse TC, Loh WKW, van Woesik R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK. 2003 Low symbiont diversity in southern Great Barrier Reef corals relative to those of the Caribbean. Limnology and Oceanography. 48, Table supplement. [OpenAIRE]

LaJeunesse TC. 2002 Diversity and community structure of symbiotic dinoflagellates from Caribbean coral reefs. Marine Biology. 141: 387-400.

LaJeunesse TC. 2001. Investigating the biodiversity, ecology, and phylogeny of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium using the ITS region: In search of a “species” level marker. Journal of Phycology. 37: 866-80.

LaJeunesse TC, Trench RK. 2000 The biogeography of two species of Symbiodinium (Freudenthal) inhabiting the intertidal sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt). Biological Bulletin. 199: 126-134 [OpenAIRE]

Leggat W, Ainsworth T, Bythell J, Dove S, Gates, R, HoeghGuldberg O, Iglesias-Prieto R, and Yellowlees D. 2007. The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 5 (10). [OpenAIRE]

Littman RA, van Oppen MJ, Willis BL. 2008. Methods for sampling free-living Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae) and their distribution and abundance at Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2008 Sep 12; 364 (1): 48-53.

Littman RA, Bourne DG, & Willis BL. 2010. Responses of coral-associated bacterial communities to heat stress differ with Symbiodinium type on the same coral host. Molecular Ecology. 19 (9): 1978-1990.

López-Angarita J, Moreno-Sánchez R, Maldonado J, JA Sánchez. 2013. Evaluating linked social-ecological systems in Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Letters. 7: 241- 252. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12063

Marrugan AE, Henderson PA. 2003 Exploring the excess of rare species in natural species abundance distributions. Nature 422: 714-716.

McGinley MP, Aschaffenburg MD, Pettay DT, Smith RT, LaJeunesse TC, & Warner ME. 2012. Symbiodinium spp. in colonies of eastern Pacific Pocillopora spp. are highly stable despite the prevalence of low-abundance background populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 462: 1-7.

McKenna Jr JE. 2003. An enhanced cluster analysis program with bootstrap significance testing for ecological community analysis. Environmental Modelling & Software. 18: 205-220.

McNally KL, Govind NS, Thome PE, Trench RK. 1994 Small subunit ribosomal DNA sequence analyses and a reconstruction of the inferred phylogeny among symbiotic dinoflagellates (Pyrrophyta). Journal of Phycology. 30: 316-329. [OpenAIRE]

41 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Research on coral reef community structure suggests that fine spatial-temporal stochasticity drives biodiversity patterns in this tropical marine ecosystem. The combination of a coral colony and its zooxanthella, or holobiont, should therefore be used as the community indivisible units to better understand this structure. Research in zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium) diversity has allowed the identification of specific or generalist host associations. The distribution of specific symbionts depends on both the host identity and the environmental conditions. This study determined the identity on these symbionts within hard corals communities (Scleractinia and Millepori...
Subjects
free text keywords: Zooxanthellae, community structure, holobiont, Caribbean Sea, coral reefs, Symbiodinium, Scleractinia, zooxantelas, estructura de comunidad, holobionte, Mar Caribe, arrecifes de coral, Coral, Generalist and specialist species, Ecology, Reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Coral reef, biology.organism_classification, biology
Related Organizations
41 references, page 1 of 3

Ainsworth, T. D., Thurber, R. V., & Gates, R. D. 2010. The future of coral reefs: a microbial perspective. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25 (4): 233-240. [OpenAIRE]

Baker AC. 2003. Flexibility and specicfiity in coral-algal symbiosis: diversity, ecology and biogeography of Symbiodinium. Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematics. 34: 661-689.

LaJeunesse TC, Loh WKW, van Woesik R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK. 2003 Low symbiont diversity in southern Great Barrier Reef corals relative to those of the Caribbean. Limnology and Oceanography. 48: 2046-2054. [OpenAIRE]

LaJeunesse TC, Loh WKW, van Woesik R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK. 2003 Low symbiont diversity in southern Great Barrier Reef corals relative to those of the Caribbean. Limnology and Oceanography. 48, Table supplement. [OpenAIRE]

LaJeunesse TC. 2002 Diversity and community structure of symbiotic dinoflagellates from Caribbean coral reefs. Marine Biology. 141: 387-400.

LaJeunesse TC. 2001. Investigating the biodiversity, ecology, and phylogeny of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium using the ITS region: In search of a “species” level marker. Journal of Phycology. 37: 866-80.

LaJeunesse TC, Trench RK. 2000 The biogeography of two species of Symbiodinium (Freudenthal) inhabiting the intertidal sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt). Biological Bulletin. 199: 126-134 [OpenAIRE]

Leggat W, Ainsworth T, Bythell J, Dove S, Gates, R, HoeghGuldberg O, Iglesias-Prieto R, and Yellowlees D. 2007. The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 5 (10). [OpenAIRE]

Littman RA, van Oppen MJ, Willis BL. 2008. Methods for sampling free-living Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae) and their distribution and abundance at Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2008 Sep 12; 364 (1): 48-53.

Littman RA, Bourne DG, & Willis BL. 2010. Responses of coral-associated bacterial communities to heat stress differ with Symbiodinium type on the same coral host. Molecular Ecology. 19 (9): 1978-1990.

López-Angarita J, Moreno-Sánchez R, Maldonado J, JA Sánchez. 2013. Evaluating linked social-ecological systems in Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Letters. 7: 241- 252. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12063

Marrugan AE, Henderson PA. 2003 Exploring the excess of rare species in natural species abundance distributions. Nature 422: 714-716.

McGinley MP, Aschaffenburg MD, Pettay DT, Smith RT, LaJeunesse TC, & Warner ME. 2012. Symbiodinium spp. in colonies of eastern Pacific Pocillopora spp. are highly stable despite the prevalence of low-abundance background populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 462: 1-7.

McKenna Jr JE. 2003. An enhanced cluster analysis program with bootstrap significance testing for ecological community analysis. Environmental Modelling & Software. 18: 205-220.

McNally KL, Govind NS, Thome PE, Trench RK. 1994 Small subunit ribosomal DNA sequence analyses and a reconstruction of the inferred phylogeny among symbiotic dinoflagellates (Pyrrophyta). Journal of Phycology. 30: 316-329. [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . 2016

Holobiont assemblages of dominant coral species (Symbiodinium types and coral species) shape Caribbean reef community structure

Juan Armando Sanchez;