Metaphylogenomic and potential functionality of the limpet Patella pellucida's gastrointestinal tract microbiome

Magda Dudek, Jessica Adams, Martin Swain, Matthew J Hegarty, Sharon Huws, Joe Gallagher

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Abstract

This study investigated the microbial diversity associated with the digestive tract of the seaweed grazing marine limpet Patella pellucida. Using a modified indirect DNA extraction protocol and performing metagenomic profiling based on specific prokaryotic marker genes, the abundance of bacterial groups was identified from the analyzed metagenome. The members of three significantly abundant phyla of Proteobacteria, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes were characterized through the literature and their predicted functions towards the host, as well as potential applications in the industrial environment assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18819-39
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Bacteroides
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Gastropoda
  • Metagenome
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiota
  • Phylogeny
  • Proteobacteria
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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