Mini-Symposium 8:
Coral Microbial Interactions

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:00 - 11:30 From bacterial bleaching to the hologenome theory of evolution Eugene ROSENBERG, Eugene ROSENBERG* 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Tools for investigating nutrient and signal exchange between corals and their associated microbes Max TEPLITSKI*, Kim RITCHIE, Mengsheng GAO, Cory KREDIET, Stephanie HALBIG, Ali AL AGELY 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Regulation of quorum sensing by gorgonian corals: stimulation and antagonism Laura HUNT*, Kelsey DOWNUM, Laura MYDLARZ 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 The Host as a Habitat Divided Nathan D. OLSON*, Tracy AINSWORTH, Mali'o KODIS, Ruth D. GATES, Misaki TAKABAYASHI 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Biofilms: coral surface mucus layers, settlers and their bacterial inhabitants Reia GUPPY*, John BYTHELL 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Visualising the coral surface mucus layer John BYTHELL*, Reia GUPPY, Amita JATKAR, Barbara BROWN, Nick MORRIS, Jeff PEARSON 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Bacteria-bacteria antagonism within the coral surface mucus layer Jessica WARD*, Farooq AZAM 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Potential for Transport of Bacteria between Fish Farms and Coral Reefs Melissa GARREN*, Steven SMRIGA, Farooq AZAM 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Milkfish feces share common bacteria with coral holobiont Steven SMRIGA*, Melissa GARREN, Farooq AZAM 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Functional change in microbial communities on four coral atolls Elizabeth DINSDALE*, Olga PANTOS, Robert EDWARDS, Steven SMRIGA, Florent ANGLY, Dana HALL, Linda WEGLEY, Enric SALA, Stuart SANDIN, Rebecca VEGA THURBER, Bette WILLIS, Farooq AZAM, Nancy KNOWLTON, Forest ROHWER 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Exploring Bacterial Community Dynamics in Early Life Stages of the Caribbean Corals Porites astreoides and Montastrea faveolata Koty SHARP* 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 DOM assimilation by a coral reef sponge and its associated prokaryotes: a carbon isotope tracer study Jasper DE GOEIJ, Leon MOODLEY, Nestor CARBALLEIRA, Fleur VAN DUYL* 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Assessment of coral microbiota: The impact of untested assumptions, unintended biases, and undefined variables Shawn POLSON, Sara POLSON, Julie HIGGINS, Cheryl WOODLEY* 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Changes in coral associated microbial communities during a bleaching event David BOURNE*, Yuki IIDA, Sven UTHICKE, Carolyn SMITH-KEUNE 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Metagenomic analysis of the microbial community associated with the coral Porites astreoides Linda WEGLEY, Robert EDWARDS*, Forest ROHWER 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Comparison of bacterial communities on corals containing different Symbiodinium (Zooxanthellae) clades Raechel LITTMAN*, David BOURNE, Bette WILLIS 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Bacteria associated with Symbiodinium spp. in culture Kim RITCHIE*, Roxanna MYERS, Carmel NORMAN, Joel THURMOND 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Abundance of Zooxanthellae degrading or suppressing bacteria in a High-latitude Coral community and their Effect on Zooxanthellae and Coral host Shashank KESHAVMURTHY*, Kimio FUKAMI 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Microbial Diversity Associated with the Deep-water Scleractinian Lophelia pertusa in the Gulf of Mexico Christina KELLOGG* 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Cross-Kingdom Amplification Using Bacterial-Specific Primers: Implications for Coral Microbial Ecology Julia GALKIEWICZ*, Christina KELLOGG 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Microbial dynamics of Kiritimati Atoll Tracey MCDOLE*, Rob EDWARDS, Liz DINSDALE, Sheila WALSH, Mary DONOVAN, Forest ROHWER 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Reef Community Structure of Hawaiian Reefs: from the Microscopic to the Macroscopic World Florent ANGLY*, Mark VERMEIJ, Sheila WALSH, Stuart SANDIN, Meghan DAILER, Celia SMITH, Forest ROHWER 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Biogeography of Reef Water and Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities Across the Hawaiian Archipelago and Greater Pacific Basin Jennifer L. SALERNO*, Michael S. RAPPE 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Microbial Profiling for Coral Restoration Camille DANIELS*, Mya BREITBART, Ilze BERZINS, Craig WATSON 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Photosynthetic microorganisms colonized within Goniastrea aspera Seitaro S. YAMAZAKI*, Takashi NAKAMURA, Yeong Shyan YUEN, Hideo YAMASAKI 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 The roles of viruses in corals. Rebecca VEGA THURBER*, Forest ROHWER 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Microalgae from the Mucus Layer of Two Massive Corals in the South-Eastern Caribbean, Venezuela Francoise CAVADA*, Rene AYALA, Luis TROCCOLI, Juan CRUZ-MOTTA 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Competition between Caribbean Corals and Macroalgae: Is there a Detrimental Impact on Symbiotic Coral-Bacterial Associations? Kathleen MORROW*, Mark LILES, Nanette CHADWICK 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Coral associated protists: additional partners in the holobiont Esti KRAMARSKY-WINTER*, Moshe HAREL, Nachshon SIBONI, Etan BEN DOV, Diana RASOULOUNIRIANA, Ariel KUSHMARO, Loya YOSSI 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Global diversity and distribution of coral associated Archaea and the possible role in coral nitrogen cycle Nachshon SIBONI*, Eitan BEN-DOV, Alex SIVAN, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG, Ariel KUSHMARO 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Occurrence of Epidermal Bacteria in the Scleractinian Coral Montastraea cavernosa D. Abigail RENEGAR*, Genelle F. HARRISON, Patricia L. BLACKWELDER, Joel E. THURMOND, Kimberly B. RITCHIE, Bernardo VARGAS-ANGEL 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Bacterial Communities on Healthy and Diseased Corals: Associations with Rapid Tissue Loss (White Plague) Geoffrey M. COOK*, Masoumeh SIKAROODI, Patrick M. GILLEVET, Paige ROTHENBERGER, Esther C. PETERS, Robert B. JONAS 305
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Tissue Loss and Tropical Storms: An Investigation of Bacterial Community Dynamics in Montastraea annularis Corals in St. Croix, USVI Paige ROTHENBERGER*, Masoumeh SIKAROODI, Geoffrey COOK, Patrick GILLEVET, Esther PETERS, Robert JONAS 305
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:30 - 12:45 Heat-induced toxin production in Vibrio species associated with Yellow Band Disease James CERVINO, Elizabeth LORENCE*, Fabiano THOMPSON, Konrad HUGHEN, Jessie KNEELAND, Garriet SMITH 305