Fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral imaging of coral-associated bacterial communities

T. D. Ainsworth*, M. Fine, L. L. Blackall, O. Hoegh-Guldberg

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Abstract

Microbial communities play important roles in the functioning of coral reef communities. However, extensive autofluorescence of coral tissues and endosymbionts limits the application of standard fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques for the identification of the coral-associated bacterial communities. This study overcomes these limitations by combining FISH and spectral imaging.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3016-3020
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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