Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Genomics of "Candidatus Synechococcus spongiarium", a Cyanobacterial Sponge Symbiont
- Author(s): Slaby, Beate M.
- Copeland, Alex
- Woyke, Tanja
- Hentschel, Ute
- et al.
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