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Microbial Diversity of Prokaryotes in Marine Sponges of the Class Demospongiae

Sponges are the predominant organisms in many tropical reef ecosystems and contain a great diversity of microbial symbionts. These symbiotic bacteria can be responsible for up to 60% of the weight of the sponges, and many microbes have been found in sponges that have not been isolated from any other ecosystem.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-10-16 19:16:25
Description Sponges are the predominant organisms in many tropical reef ecosystems and contain a great diversity of microbial symbionts. These symbiotic bacteria can be responsible for up to 60% of the weight of the sponges, and many microbes have been found in sponges that have not been isolated from any other ecosystem.
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Source Microbial Life
Keyword Marine Sponges, Conch Reef, Key Largo, Florida
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-10-16 19:10:04
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Date Last Modified 2010-10-18 20:39:13
Creator George Rice
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-10-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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