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Pyrosequencing of Bacterial Symbionts within Axinella corrugata Sponges: Diversity and Seasonal Variability

Figure 6

Phylum-level taxonomic assignments of 16 S rRNA sequences for sponge and environmental samples.

Overall, phyla such as Proteobacteria, Cyanobacteria, and Bacteroidetes tend to dominate both the sponge-specific and water-based microbial communities.

Figure 6