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dc.contributor.authorTout, Jessicaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSiboni, Nachshonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMesser, Lauren Fen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGarren, Melissaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStocker, Romanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Nicole Sen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRalph, Peter Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Justin Ren_UK
dc.description.abstractRising seawater temperature associated with global climate change is a significant threat to coral health and is linked to increasing coral disease and pathogen-related bleaching events. We performed heat stress experiments with the coral Pocillopora damicornis, where temperature was increased to 31°C, consistent with the 2–3°C predicted increase in summer sea surface maxima. 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing revealed a large shift in the composition of the bacterial community at 31°C, with a notable increase in Vibrio, including known coral pathogens. To investigate the dynamics of the naturally occurring Vibrio community, we performed quantitative PCR targeting (i) the whole Vibrio community and (ii) the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. At 31°C, Vibrio abundance increased by 2–3 orders of magnitude and V. coralliilyticus abundance increased by four orders of magnitude. Using a Vibrio-specific amplicon sequencing assay, we further demonstrated that the community composition shifted dramatically as a consequence of heat stress, with significant increases in the relative abundance of known coral pathogens. Our findings provide quantitative evidence that the abundance of potential coral pathogens increases within natural communities of coral-associated microbes as a consequence of rising seawater temperature and highlight the potential negative impacts of anthropogenic climate change on coral reef ecosystems.en_UK
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_UK
dc.relationTout J, Siboni N, Messer LF, Garren M, Stocker R, Webster NS, Ralph PJ & Seymour JR (2015) Increased seawater temperature increases the abundance and alters the structure of natural Vibrio populations associated with the coral Pocillopora damicornis. <i>Frontiers in Microbiology</i>, 6, Art. No.: 432.
dc.rights© 2015 Tout, Siboni, Messer, Garren, Stocker, Webster, Ralph and Seymour. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_UK
dc.subjectVibrio coralliilyticusen_UK
dc.subjectPocillopora damicornisen_UK
dc.subjectheat stressen_UK
dc.titleIncreased seawater temperature increases the abundance and alters the structure of natural Vibrio populations associated with the coral Pocillopora damicornisen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleFrontiers in Microbiologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderAustralian Research Councilen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology, Sydneyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology, Sydneyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology, Sydneyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Institute of Marine Scienceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology, Sydneyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology, Sydneyen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorTout, Jessica|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSiboni, Nachshon|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMesser, Lauren F|0000-0002-8335-2807en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGarren, Melissa|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStocker, Roman|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWebster, Nicole S|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRalph, Peter J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSeymour, Justin R|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Australian Research Council|
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