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The transcriptomic response of the coral Acropora digitifera to a competent Symbiodinium strain: the symbiosome as an arrested early phagosome

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Ecology, May 2016
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Title
The transcriptomic response of the coral Acropora digitifera to a competent Symbiodinium strain: the symbiosome as an arrested early phagosome
Published in
Molecular Ecology, May 2016
DOI 10.1111/mec.13659
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Authors

A. R. Mohamed, V. Cumbo, S. Harii, C. Shinzato, C. X. Chan, M. A. Ragan, D. G. Bourne, B. L. Willis, E. E. Ball, N. Satoh, D. J. Miller

Abstract

Despite the ecological significance of the relationship between reef-building corals and intracellular photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium, very little is known about the molecular mechanisms involved in its establishment. Indeed, microarray-based analyses point to the conclusion that host gene expression is largely or completely unresponsive during the establishment of symbiosis with a competent strain of Symbiodinium. In the present study, the use of Illumina RNA-Seq technology allowed detection of a transient period of differential expression involving a small number of genes (1073 transcripts; <3% of the transcriptome) 4 h after the exposure of Acropora digitifera planulae to a competent strain of Symbiodinium (a clade B strain). This phenomenon has not previously been detected as a consequence of both the lower sensitivity of the microarray approaches used and the sampling times used. The results indicate that complex changes occur, including transient suppression of mitochondrial metabolism and protein synthesis, but are also consistent with the hypothesis that the symbiosome is a phagosome that has undergone early arrest, raising the possibility of common mechanisms in the symbiotic interactions of corals and symbiotic sea anemones with their endosymbionts. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 127 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 30%
Researcher 22 17%
Student > Master 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 18 14%
Unknown 12 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 53 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 25%
Environmental Science 18 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 4%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 4 3%
Unknown 14 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 February 2021.
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