Song, Weizhi


Publications
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Comparative Genomics Reveals Ecological and Evolutionary Insights into Sponge-Associated Thaumarchaeota

Citation
Zhang et al. (2019). mSystems 4 (4)
Names
“Cenoporarchaeum” “Cenoporarchaeum stylissae”
Abstract
Sponges represent ecologically important models to understand the evolution of symbiotic interactions of metazoans with microbial symbionts. Thaumarchaeota are commonly found in sponges, but their potential adaptations to a host-associated lifestyle are largely unknown. Here, we present three novel sponge-associated thaumarchaeal species and compare their genomic and predicted functional features with those of closely related free-living counterparts. We foun