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dc.contributor.authorMesser, Lauren F.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorBourne, David G.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Steven J.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorClay, Meganen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBell, Sara C.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcIlroy, Simon J.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorTyson, Gene W.en_UK
dc.description.abstractMicrobial diversity has been extensively explored in reef-building corals. However, the functional roles of coral-associated microorganisms remain poorly elucidated. Here, we recover 191 bacterial and 10 archaeal metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) from the coral Acropora kenti (formerly A. tenuis) and adjacent seawater, to identify microbial functions and metabolic interactions within the holobiont. We show that 82 MAGs were specific to the A. kenti holobiont, including members of the Pseudomonadota, Bacteroidota, and Desulfobacterota. A. kenti-specific MAGs displayed significant differences in their genomic features and functional potential relative to seawater-specific MAGs, with a higher prevalence of genes involved in host immune system evasion, nitrogen and carbon fixation, and synthesis of five essential B-vitamins. We find a diversity of A. kenti-specific MAGs encode the biosynthesis of essential amino acids, such as tryptophan, histidine, and lysine, which cannot be de novo synthesised by the host or Symbiodiniaceae. Across a water quality gradient spanning 2° of latitude, A. kenti microbial community composition is correlated to increased temperature and dissolved inorganic nitrogen, with corresponding enrichment in molecular chaperones, nitrate reductases, and a heat-shock protein. We reveal mechanisms of A. kenti-microbiome-symbiosis on the Great Barrier Reef, highlighting the interactions underpinning the health of this keystone holobiont.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_UK
dc.relationMesser LF, Bourne DG, Robbins SJ, Clay M, Bell SC, McIlroy SJ & Tyson GW (2024) A genome-centric view of the role of the Acropora kenti microbiome in coral health and resilience. <i>Nature Communications</i>, 15, Art. No.: 2902.
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made.en_UK
dc.subjectcoral microbiomeen_UK
dc.subjectholobiont metagenomicsen_UK
dc.titleA genome-centric view of the role of the Acropora kenti microbiome in coral health and resilienceen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleNature Communicationsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderAustralian Research Councilen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationJames Cook Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Queenslanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueensland University of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Institute of Marine Scienceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueensland University of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueensland University of Technologyen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMesser, Lauren F.|0000-0002-8335-2807en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBourne, David G.|0000-0002-1492-8710en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRobbins, Steven J.|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorClay, Megan|0000-0001-6283-384Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBell, Sara C.|0000-0003-1327-0360en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcIlroy, Simon J.|0000-0003-3749-8730en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTyson, Gene W.|0000-0001-8559-9427en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Australian Research Council|
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