Bacterial diversity in marine sponges

Updated 2003-04-08

The aim is to study the diversity and function of marine bacteria closely associated with marine sponges. The special character of life strategy of the community (symbiosis – commensalism), with special emphasis to the identity and the recruitment of bacteria during live cycle of the sponges will be described.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2000 - 2005
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Gunnar Gerdts
Address
AWI-Meeresstation 27498 Helgoland Germany
Phone
+49 4725 819 245
Fax
+49 4725 819 283
Email
ed.nevahremerb-iwa@stdregg
Other project contacts
Antje Wichels AWI-Meeresstation 27498 Helgoland Germany awichels@awi-bremerhaven.de +49 4725 819 245 +49 4725 819 283

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine benthos

Geography

Regions studied
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
Other areas
North Sea

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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