Dataset: Coral pyrosequencing data
Deployment: vanWoesik_2012

Microbial communities of corals analyzed using 454 Illumina pyrosequencing
Principal Investigator: 
Robert van Woesik (Florida Institute of Technology, FIT)
Dr Carly J. Randall (Florida Institute of Technology, FIT)
Robert van Woesik (Florida Institute of Technology, FIT)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Hannah Ake (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Are coral diseases contagious? (Contagious coral diseases?)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
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Coral disease transmission experiments were completed for dark-spot syndrome on Sidereastrea siderea and yellow-band disease on Orbicella faveolata, as described in Randall et al. 2016. Following experimentation, microbial communities were extracted from tissue samples to determine whether any potential pathogen may have transmitted from healthy to exposed corals. Microbial communities on healthy corals were compared with diseased corals to identify any potential pathogens.

Experimental diseased and healthy corals were sampled and their microbial communities were analyzed using 454 Illumina pyrosequencing of the amplified 16S rRNA gene on the V1-V3 hypervariable region.

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