Type

Journal Article

Authors

Julian R Marchesi
Alan D W Dobson
Jonathan Kennedy
Paul W Baker

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
anti infective agents phylogeny fungi ireland pharmacology molecular sequence data basidiomycota animals sequence analysis dna ascomycota saccharomycetales oceans and seas microbiology isolation purification haliclona genetics biodiversity metabolism base sequence classification mucorales

Phylogenetic diversity and antimicrobial activities of fungi associated with Haliclona simulans isolated from Irish coastal waters. (2008)

Abstract The diversity and antimicrobial activities of 80 fungi isolated from Haliclona simulans were assessed using different fungal media containing either agar or gellum gum. In total, 19 different genotypes were detected. These fungal isolates could be classified as members of the Agaricomycotina, Mucoromycotina, Saccharomycotina, and Pezizomycotina, although the majority of the isolates were associated with the latter class. Some of these fungal isolates showed antimicrobial inhibition of Escherichia coli, Bacillus sp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida glabrata. Fungal 18S rRNA gene sequences belonging to Eurotiales, Calosphaeriales, and Chaetothyriales were amplified from DNA and RNA extracted from this marine sponge. This study indicates that in contrast to the low diversity of fungi detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcription (RT)-PCR amplification from extracts of this marine sponge, a much higher diversity of fungi could be cultured. The data suggests that some fungi live in symbiosis with H. simulans, whereas other fungi may have been ingested from the surrounding seawater.
Collections Ireland -> University College Cork -> PubMed

Full list of authors on original publication

Julian R Marchesi, Alan D W Dobson, Jonathan Kennedy, Paul W Baker

Experts in our system

1
Julian R Marchesi
University College Cork
Total Publications: 45
 
2
Alan D W Dobson
University College Cork
Total Publications: 116
 
3
Jonathan Kennedy
University College Cork
Total Publications: 33