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Diversity and antimicrobial potential of culturable heterotrophic bacteria associated with the endemic marine sponge Arenosclera brasiliensis

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Rua, Cintia P. J. [1] ; Trindade-Silva, Amaro E. [2] ; Appolinario, Luciana R. [1] ; Venas, Taina M. [1] ; Garcia, Gizele D. [1] ; Carvalho, Lucas S. [3] ; Lima, Alinne [3] ; Kruger, Ricardo [3] ; Pereira, Renato C. [4] ; Berlinck, Roberto G. S. [5] ; Valle, Rogerio A. B. [6] ; Thompson, Cristiane C. [1] ; Thompson, Fabiano [1, 6]
Total Authors: 13
[1] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Biol, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] Fac Ciencias & Tecnol, Salvador, BA - Brazil
[3] Univ Brasilia, Dept Biol Celular, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Fluminense, Inst Biol, Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, SAGE COPPE Ctr Gestao Tecnol, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 2, JUN 17 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 28

Marine sponges are the oldest Metazoa, very often presenting a complex microbial consortium. Such is the case of the marine sponge Arenosclera brasiliensis, endemic to Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. In this investigation we characterized the diversity of some of the culturable heterotrophic bacteria living in association with A. brasiliensis and determined their antimicrobial activity. The genera Endo-zoicomonas (N = 32), Bacillus (N = 26), Shewanella (N = 17), Pseudovibrio (N = 12), and Ruegeria (N = 8) were dominant among the recovered isolates, corresponding to 97% of all isolates. Approximately one third of the isolates living in association with A. brasiliensis produced antibiotics that inhibited the growth of Bacillus subtilis, suggesting that bacteria associated with this sponge play a role in its health. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50190-2 - Investigation of metabolic and biotechnological potential of marine organisms in bioremediation processes and for the production of substances with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-Leishmania activities (Marine Biodiversity)
Grantee:Roberto Gomes de Souza Berlinck
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/11612-1 - Characterization of the biosynthetic gene cluster of Arenosclerins, alkylpiperidine alkaloids isolated from the sponge Arenosclera brasiliensis
Grantee:Amaro Emiliano Trindade Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate