Sadowski, Miriam


The deep-sea coral, Callogorgia delta, associates with bacteria belonging to a novel marine branch of the Mollicutes

Vohsen et al. (2022).
“Oceanoplasma callogorgiae” “Thalassoplasma callogorgiae”
AbstractIn addition to abundant animal communities, corals from all ocean depths support diverse microbial associates that are important to coral health. While some of these microbes have been classified taxonomically, understanding the metabolic potential of coral-associated bacteria and how they interact with their coral hosts is limited by a lack of genomic data. One example is Mycoplasma and other members of the class Mollicutes which are widespread coral associates. Here we investigated the