The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont

Leggat, William, Ainsworth, Tracy, Bythell, John, Dove, Sophie, Gates, Ruth, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Iglesias-Prieto, Roberto, and Yellowlees, David (2007) The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5. - .

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The ‘hologenome theory of evolution’, proposed by Rosenberg and colleagues1, suggests that reef corals, and by extrapolation other multicellular organisms, adapt to environmental stress by alterations in their resident microbial communities. Although this is an interesting idea, we strongly disagree with aspects of this theory, specifically those that arise from the omission and flawed interpretation of the coral literature (for reviews of omitted literature see Refs 2,3).

Item ID: 9912
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1740-1534
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 05:53
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060303 Biological Adaptation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change @ 100%
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