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Genomics of "Candidatus Synechococcus spongiarium", a Cyanobacterial Sponge Symbiont

  • Author(s): Slaby, Beate M.
  • Copeland, Alex
  • Woyke, Tanja
  • Hentschel, Ute
  • et al.
Abstract

Marine sponges (Porifera): ancient metazoans of ecological importance, that produce bioactive secondary metabolites and interact with various microorganisms including cyanobacteria1:Marine Synechococcus spp.: cyanobacteria,important contributors to the global carbon cycle andmajor primary producers in the oceans2Ca. S. spongiarum: an ecotype of this genus,widespread and abundant symbiont of various marinesponges around the world3, e.g. Aplysina aerophoba

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