Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Lillie 103, unless otherwise stated

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Fall 2017


Sept. 21: Celebration of summer successes, quick thoughts about moving forward, and ...

Loretta Roberson's update on progress on the active Astrangia poculata project developed last spring.

Loretta would like your input on:

Sharp KH, Pratte ZA, Kerwin AH, Rotjan RD, and Stewart FJ. (2017) Season, but not symbiont state, drives microbiome structure in the temperate coral Astrangia poculata.  Microbiome 5:120.


Sept. 28: Discussion of plan for the semester, and

Elena Lopez Peredo's update on progress on the active invasive and native Gracilaria project developed last spring.

If there is time, Elena would also like your input on:

Fahimipour AK, Kardish MR, Lang JM, Green JL, Eisen JA, Stachowicz JJ (2017) Global-scale structure of the eelgrass microbiome. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83(12): e03391-16.

If not enough time to discuss Fahimipour et al. on Sept. 28, we'll postpone it until Oct 5, perhaps combining it (for contrast) with:

Ettinger CL, Williams SL, Abbott JM, Stachowicz JJ, and Eisen JA (2017) Microbiome succession during ammonification in eelgrass bed sediments. PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.3674


Oct. 5: Discussion of the two papers listed above (we ran out of time Sept 28!)

Elena Lopez Peredo and Zoe Cardon

Oct. 12: Jessica Mark Welch

Vollmers J, Frentrup M, Rast P, Jogler C and Kaster A-K (2017) Untangling Genomes of Novel Planctomycetal and Verrucomicrobial Species from Monterey Bay Kelp Forest Metagenomes by Refined Binning. Front. Microbiol. 8:472. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00472

(Supplement at: https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00472/full#supplementary-material )


Oct. 19: Everybody! - we sorted papers into "bins" and for next week we'll look at some reviews that fall into those bins (to get the lay of the land).


Oct. 26: Reviews day... Everybody read at least one review (you choose which), and plz go to google doc table and say which one you're reading.

Egan S, Harder T, Burke C, Steinberg P, Kjelleberg S, and Thomas T (2012) The seaweed holobiont: understanding seaweed-bacteria interactions.  FEMS Microbiol Rev 37:462-476.

Lage OM, Bondoso J (2014) Planctomycetes and macroalgae, a striking association.  Frontiers in Microbiology 5. Article 267

Martin M, Portetelle D, Michel G, Vandenbol M (2014) Microorganisms living on macroalgae: diversity, interactions, and biotechnological applications  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98:2917-2935.

Ramanan R, Kim B-H, Cho D-H, Oh H-M, Kim H-S (2016) Algae-bacteria interactions: Evolution, ecology, and emerging applications. Biotechnology Advances 34:14-29.

Singh RP, Reddy CRK (2016) Unraveling the functions of the macroalgal microbiome. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:article 1488.

Wahl M, Goecke F, Labes A, Dobretsov S, Weinberger F (2012)  The second skin: ecological role of epibiotic biofilms on marine organisms.  Frontiers in Microbiology 3: article 292.

Wichard T (2015) Exploring bacteria-induced growth and morphogenesis in the green macroalga order Ulvales (Chlorophyta). Frontiers in Plant Science  6: article 86.


Nov. 2 Short talks -new MicroEco participants! Eldad Hoch, Cathleen Schlundt, Tabita Ramirez-Puebla, Mayra Sánchez García

Nov. 9 Reviews discussion continued


Nov. 16 Introduction to MED - Hilary Morrison





Nov. 30 - Joe Vallino

Foster KR, Schluter J, Coyte KZ, and Rakoff-Nahoum S. (2017) The evolution of the host microbiome as an ecosystem on a leash.  Nature 548:43-51.