Widespread distribution of poribacteria in demospongiae

Feras F. Lafi, John A. Fuerst, Lars Fieseler, Cecilia Engels, Winnie Wei Ling Goh, Ute Hentschel

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    Poribacteria were found in nine sponge species belonging to six orders of Porifera from three oceans. Phylogenetic analysis revealed four distinct poribacterial clades, which contained organisms obtained from several different geographic regions, indicating that the distribution of poribacteria is cosmopolitan. Members of divergent poribacterial clades were also found in the same sponge species in three different sponge genera.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5695-5699
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Issue number17
    StatePublished - Sep 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Food Science
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Ecology


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