MM14A:
Marine Microbes in the Omics Epoch: Unveiling Their Critical Roles in the Pelagic and Benthic Environments III Posters

Session ID#: 85862

Session Description:
Marine microorganisms - bacteria, viruses, phytoplankton, and protists have diverse interactions that  define large-scale processes, such as nutrient cycling, gas fluxes with the atmosphere, and energy flow through marine food webs. The complexity of microbial communities in ocean habitats, including planktonic, benthic and host-associated environments demands deeper exploration in order to unveil the critical roles that microbes play in shaping marine ecosystems. Symbiosis (i.e., mutualism, parasitism, commensalism), predation, mixotrophy, allelopathy and competition are some of the complex biological interactions that can significantly drive the ecology and evolution of these important microbial players. Advances in molecular technologies (genomics, metabolomics, genetic engineering), cutting-edge methods in microbiology (microfluidics, microscopy), laboratory model systems development, time series studies and modeling offer new ways to describe the linkages between specific microbial players and their surrounding environment. We invite studies that investigate these wide-ranging interactions, from microbe-microbe, microbe-organic matter to host-microbe interactions, to further explore microbial impacts on trophic transfer of chemical compounds, atmospheric gas fluxes, transformations of organic matter and nutrients, biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem health. Studies that develop emerging technologies and models that shed light to these cryptic interactions are also encouraged.
Index Terms:

4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4850 Marine organic chemistry [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4872 Symbiosis [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Linda Wegley Kelly, San Diego State University, Department of Biology, San Diego, United States, Craig Nelson, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States and Shady A Amin, New York University Abu Dhabi, Biology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Primary Liaison:  Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Moderators:  Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Linda Wegley Kelly, San Diego State University, Department of Biology, San Diego, United States, Craig Nelson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States and Shady A Amin, New York University Abu Dhabi, Biology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Characterization of the first cultivated strain of the SAR86 clade, isolated from the tropical Pacific Ocean (642491)
Kelle C Freel1, Oscar Ramfelt2, Sarah J Tucker1 and Michael S Rappe3, (1)Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kāneʻohe, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kāneʻohe, United States
 
Cyanophage Dynamics at the San Pedro Ocean Time Series: Generalists, Specialists, and One-shot-wonders (652188)
Emily Dart1, Julio Cesar Ignacio Espinoza2, Jed A Fuhrman3 and Nathan Ahlgren1, (1)Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States, (3)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
 
Temperate infection in a canonically virulent virus-host system (653877)
Ben Knowles1, Juan A Bonachela2, Michael Behrenfeld3, Karen Grace Bondoc4, B. B. Cael5, Craig A Carlson6, Nicole Cieslik7, Benjamin Diaz8, Heidi L Fuchs9, Jason Graff3, Juris Grasis10, Kimberly Halsey3, Liti Haramaty11, Christopher Johns1, Frank Natale1, Jozef Iosif Nissimov1, Brittany Schieler12, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln12, Tron Frede Thingstad13, Selina Våge14, Clifford Evan Watkins15, Toby Kolohe Westberry3 and Kay D Bidle12, (1)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, United States, (5)University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, United States, (6)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute/Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (7)Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, United States, (8)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Microbial Biology, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (9)Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (10)University of California Merced, Merced, United States, (11)Rutgers University, NJ, United States, (12)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (13)University of Bergen, Norway, (14)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (15)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
 
Towards an understanding of ecosystem effects of viruses in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone (645913)
Sophie Jurgensen1, Simon Roux2, Sarah M Schwenck3, Frank J Stewart4, Matthew B Sullivan5 and Jennifer Brum1, (1)Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Joint Genome Institute, Environmental Genomics, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, (5)The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States
 
Genome-resolved metagenomics reveals lineage-specific metabolic strategies within marine nitrifier subpopulations (647203)
Linta Reji1, Bradley B Tolar1, Jason M Smith2, Francisco Chavez3 and Christopher Francis1, (1)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Sciences Institute, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
 
Ecological and Metabolic Strategies of Nitrifying Lineages Across Freshwater Inland Seas (657557)
Justin Podowski1, Sara Paver1, Ryan J Newton2 and Maureen Coleman1, (1)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States
 
Novel Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Assays for the Detection of Harmful Algal Species in Water and Shellfish Flesh. (650383)
Matthew Wilson, University of Southampton, SOES, Southampton, United Kingdom, Jonathan McQuillan, National Oceanography Centre, Ocean Technology and Engineering, Southampton, United Kingdom and Julie Robidart, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Ocean Technology and Engineering, Southampton, United Kingdom
 
A Kiritimatiellales isolate representing a novel genus shows the potential for anaerobic degradation of sulfated polysaccharides and nitrogen fixation (637721)
Na Liu, University of California Santa Barbara, Inderdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Veronika Kivenson, University of California Santa Barbara, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Zhisong Cui, Key Laboratory for Marine Bioactive Substances and Modern Analytical Technology, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China, Qingdao, China and David L Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Earth Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States; University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, United States
 
BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF QUANTIFYING MICROBIAL GENE COPIES IN THE OCEAN IN THE ERA OF 'OMICS (645598)
Pia Moisander, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Department of Biology, North Dartmouth, MA, United States, Dreux Chappell, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States, Bethany D. Jenkins, University of Rhode Island, Cell and Molecular Biology, Narragansett, RI, United States and Kendra A Turk-Kubo, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
 
Chemical Communication within the genus Marinobacter may Mediate Niche Competition (494655)
Carl Carrano1, Ricardo Cruz-López1,2, Piotr Kolesinski2 and David H Green3, (1)San Diego State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego, United States, (2)San Diego State University, Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego, United States, (3)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Microbiology, Oban, United Kingdom
 
From Genomics to Microbial Physiology: Exploring adaptability of Cyclobacterium marinum Atlantic-IS to various C-source in oligotrophic environment (645618)
Indu Sharma1, Michael Douglas Lee2, Ajanay Hines1 and Regina Lamendella3, (1)Hampton University, Biological Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Exobiology, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Juniata College, Biological Sciences, Huntingdon, United States
 
Is everything everywhere? Population metagenomics of the "pink berries" microbial communities from Woods Hole salt marshes (648170)
Hugo Doré, Braulio Saul Castillo Villaseñor and Elizabeth Wilbanks, University of California Santa Barbara, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
 
Meta-omic and Biogeochemical Signatures of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea Blooms in South San Francisco Bay (647733)
Anna Nichole Rasmussen and Christopher Francis, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
 
Microbial drivers of nitrogen metabolism: Searching Tara Oceans metagenomes (644210)
Laura Blum1,2, Harriet Alexander1 and Maria Pachiadaki1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States
 
New isolates and genomes allow for a comprehensive characterization of SAR11 subclade IIIa (652607)
V. Celeste Lanclos, Michael W Henson and Cameron Thrash, University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
 
Pangenomics and ecophysiology of SAR116 bacterioplankton (646870)
Jordan Coelho1, Michael W Heson1, Ben Temperton2 and J. Cameron Thrash1, (1)University of Southern California, Biological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
 
Presence and Abundance of the Type VI Secretion System in a Coastal Ocean Environment (648132)
Michael Kempnich and Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
 
Role of Integrative Elements in Gene Transfer and Niche Adaptation in Prochlorococcus (648553)
Elaina Thomas1, Thomas Hackl1, Raphaël Laurenceau1, Markus J Ankenbrand1,2, Christina Bliem1, Zev Cariani1, Paul Berube1, Steven Biller1, Ramunas Stepanauskas3 and Sallie W Chisholm1,4, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)University Hospital Würzburg, Comprehensive Heart Failure Center, Würzburg, Germany, (3)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology, Cambridge, MA, United States
 
Vitamins B1 and B12 and biosynthetic precursors affect bacterioplankton growth dynamics and community composition in oceanic systems (648671)
Gerrit Wienhausen, Leon Dlugosch and Meinhard Simon, University of Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Biology of Geological Processes - Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Oldenburg, Germany