Host-microbe symbiosis and coevolution in coral reef invertebrates

O'Brien, Paul (2022) Host-microbe symbiosis and coevolution in coral reef invertebrates. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Paul O'Brien used the topic of coevolution to study the microbiome of coral reef invertebrates. He found that a) the evolutionary history of the host is reflected in the microbiome, b) a subset of microbial species display strong patterns of cophylogeny, and c) the genomes of those microbes show evidence of adaptation to the host. Through the light of coevolution, this thesis has deepened our understanding of the structure, function and importance of the microbiome of coral reef invertebrates.

Item ID: 75833
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: codivergence; coevolution; marine invertebrates; microbiome; phylosymbiosis
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Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 1: O'Brien, Paul, Webster, Nicole S., Miller, David J., and Bourne, David G. (2019) Host-microbe coevolution: applying evidence from model systems to complex marine invertebrate holobionts. mBio, 10 (1). e02241-18.

Chapter 2: O'Brien, Paul A., Tan, Shangjin, Yang, Chentao, Frade, Pedro R., Andreakis, Nikolaos, Smith, Hillary A., Miller, David J., Webster, Nicole S., Zhang, Guojie, and Bourne, David G. (2020) Diverse coral reef invertebrates exhibit patterns of phylosymbiosis. ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, 14. pp. 2211-2222.

Chapter 3: O'Brien, Paul A., Andreakis, Nikolaos, Tan, Shangjin, Miller, David, Webster, Nicole S., Zhang, Guojie, and Bourne, David G. (2021) Testing cophylogeny between coral reef invertebrates and their bacterial and archaeal symbionts. Molecular Ecology, 30 (15). pp. 3768-3782.

Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 04:12
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310704 Microbial genetics @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310410 Phylogeny and comparative analysis @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310405 Evolutionary ecology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 50%
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