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Community composition and functional prediction of prokaryotes associated with sympatric sponge species of southwestern Atlantic coast

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Author(s):
Hardoim, C. C. P. [1] ; Ramaglia, A. C. M. [1] ; Lobo-Hajdu, G. [2] ; Custodio, M. R. [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci, Coastal Campus Sao Vicente, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estado Rio De Janeiro, Biol Inst Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Dept Genet, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Biosci Inst & NP Biomar, Dept Physiol, Ctr Marine Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 11, n. 1 MAY 5 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Prokaryotes contribute to the health of marine sponges. However, there is lack of data on the assembly rules of sponge-associated prokaryotic communities, especially for those inhabiting biodiversity hotspots, such as ecoregions between tropical and warm temperate southwestern Atlantic waters. The sympatric species Aplysina caissara, Axinella corrugata, and Dragmacidon reticulatum were collected along with environmental samples from the north coast of SAo Paulo (Brazil). Overall, 64 prokaryotic phyla were detected; 51 were associated with sponge species, and the dominant were Proteobacteria, Bacteria (unclassified), Cyanobacteria, Crenarchaeota, and Chloroflexi. Around 64% and 89% of the unclassified operational taxonomical units (OTUs) associated with Brazilian sponge species showed a sequence similarity below 97%, with sequences in the Silva and NCBI Type Strain databases, respectively, indicating the presence of a large number of unidentified taxa. The prokaryotic communities were species-specific, ranging 56%-80% of the OTUs and distinct from the environmental samples. Fifty-four lineages were responsible for the differences detected among the categories. Functional prediction demonstrated that Ap. caissara was enriched for energy metabolism and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, whereas D. reticulatum was enhanced for metabolism of terpenoids and polyketides, as well as xenobiotics' biodegradation and metabolism. This survey revealed a high level of novelty associated with Brazilian sponge species and that distinct members responsible from the differences among Brazilian sponge species could be correlated to the predicted functions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/12937-0 - Holobiome of the marine sponges, effects of the climate changes and biotechnological potentials: a holistic and multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Andressa Cristina Ramaglia da Mota
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Technical Training Program - Technical Training
FAPESP's process: 16/17189-7 - Holobiome of the marine sponges, effects of the climate changes and biotechnological potentials: a holistic and multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Cristiane Cassiolato Pires Hardoim
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators
FAPESP's process: 17/10157-5 - Holobiome of the marine sponges, effects of the climate changes and biotechnological potentials: a holistic and multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Cristiane Cassiolato Pires Hardoim
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators
FAPESP's process: 17/11380-0 - Multi-user equipment approved in grant 16/18740-9: server HPE DL 580 Gen9
Grantee:Marcelo Urbano Ferreira
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program