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5. Host-Microbe Coevolution in the Sea

Session organizers:

Tony Wilson, City University of New York.
Jimiane Ashe, Brooklyn College.

Contact E-mail: twilson@brooklyn.cuny.edu


Metagenomic surveys have documented marked spatial heterogeneity in the distribution of aquatic microbes, revealing a previously unknown and spatially dynamic microbial landscape. Spatial heterogeneity in marine microbial communities can influence the genetic diversity and population structure of their hosts, an effect that is expected to be especially pronounced at immune loci involved in microbial recognition.

While high-throughput sequencing has become a powerful tool for the quantification of cryptic biodiversity, the overwhelming majority of marine microbes can still not be readily cultured, complicating efforts to move beyond association studies to understand the underlying processes regulating host-microbe interactions.

Our session will bring together researchers working at the forefront of marine metagenomics, microbiology, and the experimental analysis of host-microbe interactions to discuss strategies for the functional analysis of host-microbe associations in marine environments, and their implications for understanding aquatic biodiversity and evolution.


Presentations:

Shinichi Sunagawa - Temperature-driven structure and activity of the global ocean microbiome

Iliana Baums - Deepwater coral-associated microbial communities in the Gulf of Mexico are species-specific and include sulfur-oxidizing taxa

Emily Knott - Seasonal dynamics of host-microbe interactions in a Baltic estuary

Emma Berdan - Life on the edge (of the sea): Microbiome of the wrackbed environment

Andrew Foote - Investigating the skin microbiome from host (killer whale) shotgun sequencing data

Mathias Wegner - Parallel evolution of symbiotic life style in oyster - Vibrio interactions

Jimiane Ashe - Isolating a mechanism for microbial-host local adaptation.

Even Sannes Riiser - Intestinal microbiome of two Atlantic cod ecotypes along the Norwegian coast uncovered by metagenomic shotgun sequencing.

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