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Article: Differential effects of coral-giant clam assemblages on biofouling formation

TitleDifferential effects of coral-giant clam assemblages on biofouling formation
Authors
Keywordsarticle
biofouling
coral reef
human
Issue Date2019
PublisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature): Fully open access journals. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, v. 9, p. article no. 2675 How to Cite?
AbstractTo prevent the settlement and/or the growth of fouling organisms (i.e. bacteria, fungi or microalgae), benthic sessile species have developed various defense mechanisms among which the production of chemical molecules. While studies have mostly focused on the release of chemical compounds by single species, there exist limited data on multi-species assemblages. We used an integrative approach to explore the potential interactive effects of distinct assemblages of two corals species and one giant clam species on biofouling appearance and composition. Remarkably, we found distinct biofouling communities suggesting the importance of benthic sessile assemblages in biofouling control. Moreover, the assemblage of 3 species led to an inhibition of biofouling, likely through a complex of secondary metabolites. Our results highlight that through their different effect on their near environment, species assemblages might be of upmost importance for their survival and therefore, should now be taken into account for sustainable management of coral reefs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/277563
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2017 Impact Factor: 4.122
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.073
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dc.contributor.authorGuibert, I-
dc.contributor.authorBonnard, I-
dc.contributor.authorPochon, X-
dc.contributor.authorZubia, M-
dc.contributor.authorSidobre, C-
dc.contributor.authorLecellier, G-
dc.contributor.authorBerteaux-Leceillier, V-
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T08:53:27Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-20T08:53:27Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationScientific Reports, 2019, v. 9, p. article no. 2675-
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/277563-
dc.description.abstractTo prevent the settlement and/or the growth of fouling organisms (i.e. bacteria, fungi or microalgae), benthic sessile species have developed various defense mechanisms among which the production of chemical molecules. While studies have mostly focused on the release of chemical compounds by single species, there exist limited data on multi-species assemblages. We used an integrative approach to explore the potential interactive effects of distinct assemblages of two corals species and one giant clam species on biofouling appearance and composition. Remarkably, we found distinct biofouling communities suggesting the importance of benthic sessile assemblages in biofouling control. Moreover, the assemblage of 3 species led to an inhibition of biofouling, likely through a complex of secondary metabolites. Our results highlight that through their different effect on their near environment, species assemblages might be of upmost importance for their survival and therefore, should now be taken into account for sustainable management of coral reefs.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature): Fully open access journals. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofScientific Reports-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectarticle-
dc.subjectbiofouling-
dc.subjectcoral reef-
dc.subjecthuman-
dc.titleDifferential effects of coral-giant clam assemblages on biofouling formation-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailGuibert, I: iguibert@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-019-39268-1-
dc.identifier.pmid30804382-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6389951-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85062069963-
dc.identifier.hkuros305812-
dc.identifier.volume9-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 2675-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 2675-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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