MM11A:
Marine Microbes in the Omics Epoch: Unveiling Their Critical Roles in the Pelagic and Benthic Environments I

Session ID#: 92932

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:  Linda Wegley Kelly, San Diego State University, Department of Biology, San Diego, United States, Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Craig Nelson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Marilou Sison-Mangus, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Omics Informed Ecology of Prochlorococcus in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Oxygen Deficient Zone (656764)
Gabrielle Rocap1, Natalie Ann Kellogg1, Michael Carlson2 and Clara A Fuchsman3, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Biology, Haifa, Israel, (3)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Sulfur and nitrogen metabolisms in the aphotic kleptoplastidic foraminifer Nonionella stella: results from metatranscriptomics (654788)
Fatma Gomaa, Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Daniel R. Utter, Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,, Cambridge, MA, United States, Ying Zhang, University of Rhode Island, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Kingston, RI, United States and Joan M Bernhard, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Woesearchaeal metagenome-assembled genome informs its role in blue hole water column and sediments (642379)
Nastassia Patin, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, School of Biological Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, Zoe Dietrich, Bowdoin College, Earth and Oceanographic Science, Brunswick, ME, United States, Emily R Hall, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, United States, Jordon Scott Beckler, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Boca Raton, FL, United States and Frank J Stewart, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Genomes from Terabase-scale Metagenomic Projects Used to Explore Metabolic Potential of Uncultivated and Novel Microorganisms (656512)
Benjamin J Tully, University of Southern California, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Chris Neely, University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences, United States and Elaina D Graham, University of Southern California, Marine & Environmental Biology, CA, United States
Cyanophage abundance and infection of picocyanobacteria are defined by environmental gradients in the North Pacific Ocean (652332)
Michael Carlson1, Francois Ribalet2, Yotam Hulata1, Bryndan Paige Durham2, Nava Baran1, Stephen Beckett3, Nitzan Shamir1, Sara Ferrón4, Oscar Sosa4, B. B. Cael5, Svetlana Goldin1, Angelicque E White4, David M Karl4, Joshua S Weitz3, E. Virginia Armbrust2 and Debbie Lindell1, (1)Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Biology, Haifa, Israel, (2)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (4)University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (5)University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, United States
Characterization of Dissolved DNA in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (648570)
Morgan Linney, Anna E Romano, Edward DeLong and David M Karl, Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
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