Michael W Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Host specificity in marine sponge-associated bacteria, and potential implications for marine microbial diversity
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 6:121-30. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Biogeography of bacteria associated with the marine sponge Cymbastela concentrica
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 7:419-33. 2005
  3. pmc Sponge-associated microorganisms: evolution, ecology, and biotechnological potential
    Michael W Taylor
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 71:295-347. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetics. Evolutionary insights from sponges
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Science 316:1854-5. 2007
  5. pmc Gut microbiome of the critically endangered New Zealand parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)
    David W Waite
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e35803. 2012
  6. pmc 'Sponge-specific' bacteria are widespread (but rare) in diverse marine environments
    Michael W Taylor
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ISME J 7:438-43. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Meeting report: 1st international symposium on sponge microbiology
    Michael W Taylor
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 13:1057-61. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Soaking it up: the complex lives of marine sponges and their microbial associates
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand and Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    ISME J 1:187-90. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Sponge-specific clusters revisited: a comprehensive phylogeny of sponge-associated microorganisms
    Rachel L Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 14:517-24. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Temporal molecular and isotopic analysis of active bacterial communities in two New Zealand sponges
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 85:195-205. 2013

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Host specificity in marine sponge-associated bacteria, and potential implications for marine microbial diversity
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 6:121-30. 2004
    ..Analogous to other high diversity systems, the degree of specificity of prokaryotes to host eukaryotes could have a potentially significant effect on estimates of marine microbial diversity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Biogeography of bacteria associated with the marine sponge Cymbastela concentrica
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 7:419-33. 2005
    ..Interestingly, bacterial communities in seawater varied much less between tropical and temperate locations than did those in C. concentrica, supporting the concept of widespread dispersal among these free-living microbes...
  3. pmc Sponge-associated microorganisms: evolution, ecology, and biotechnological potential
    Michael W Taylor
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 71:295-347. 2007
    ..We review the status of this important field, outlining the various approaches (e.g., cultivation, cell separation, and metagenomics) which have been employed to access the chemical wealth of sponge-microbe associations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetics. Evolutionary insights from sponges
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Science 316:1854-5. 2007
  5. pmc Gut microbiome of the critically endangered New Zealand parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)
    David W Waite
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e35803. 2012
    ..These data represent the first analysis of the bacterial communities associated with the kakapo GIT, providing a baseline for further microbiological study, and facilitating conservation efforts for this unique bird...
  6. pmc 'Sponge-specific' bacteria are widespread (but rare) in diverse marine environments
    Michael W Taylor
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ISME J 7:438-43. 2013
    ..While the presence of an organism does not imply that it is active in situ, our results do suggest that many 'sponge-specific' bacteria occur more widely outside of sponge hosts than previously thought...
  7. doi request reprint Meeting report: 1st international symposium on sponge microbiology
    Michael W Taylor
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 13:1057-61. 2011
    ..This article summarizes the major developments in the field and identifies future foci for research...
  8. ncbi request reprint Soaking it up: the complex lives of marine sponges and their microbial associates
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand and Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    ISME J 1:187-90. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Sponge-specific clusters revisited: a comprehensive phylogeny of sponge-associated microorganisms
    Rachel L Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 14:517-24. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Temporal molecular and isotopic analysis of active bacterial communities in two New Zealand sponges
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 85:195-205. 2013
    ..Further temporal studies, such as those undertaken here, will be highly valuable to identify which members of a sponge bacterial community are truly symbiotic in nature...
  11. pmc Assessing the complex sponge microbiota: core, variable and species-specific bacterial communities in marine sponges
    Susanne Schmitt
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    ISME J 6:564-76. 2012
    ..This global analysis represents the most comprehensive study of bacterial symbionts in sponges to date and provides novel insights into the complex structure of these unique associations...
  12. doi request reprint Thermal stress responses in the bacterial biosphere of the Great Barrier Reef sponge, Rhopaloeides odorabile
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 14:3232-46. 2012
    ..A rapid decline in host health over a 1°C temperature increment suggests that sponges such as R. odorabile may be highly vulnerable to the effects of global climate change...
  13. doi request reprint Activity profiles for marine sponge-associated bacteria obtained by 16S rRNA vs 16S rRNA gene comparisons
    Janine Kamke
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ISME J 4:498-508. 2010
    ..This study shows the potential of RNA vs DNA comparisons based on the 16S rRNA gene to provide insights into the activity of sponge-associated microorganisms...
  14. doi request reprint Marine sponges and their microbial symbionts: love and other relationships
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 14:335-46. 2012
    ..g. biology of viruses in sponges, effects of environmental stress) that we believe are deserving of increased attention...
  15. doi request reprint Diversity and mode of transmission of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in marine sponges
    Doris Steger
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 10:1087-94. 2008
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  16. pmc Diverse honeydew-consuming fungal communities associated with scale insects
    Manpreet K Dhami
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e70316. 2013
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  17. pmc Sponge-microbe associations survive high nutrients and temperatures
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e52220. 2012
    ..The highly stable microbial associations indicate that R. odorabile symbionts are capable of withstanding short-term exposure to elevated nutrient concentrations and sub-lethal temperatures...
  18. ncbi request reprint Wastewater treatment: a model system for microbial ecology
    Holger Daims
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Trends Biotechnol 24:483-9. 2006
    ..Here, we consider selected key findings to illustrate the past and future roles of molecular ecophysiology and genomics in the development of wastewater microbiology as an important subdiscipline of microbial ecology...
  19. doi request reprint Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of a bacterial symbiosis in the ecologically important scale insect family Coelostomidiidae
    Manpreet K Dhami
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 81:537-46. 2012
    ..Alphaproteobacteria). This study extends the current knowledge of scale insect symbionts and is the first microbiological investigation of the ecologically important coelostomidiid scales...
  20. ncbi request reprint Influence of environmental variation on symbiotic bacterial communities of two temperate sponges
    César A Cárdenas
    School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 88:516-27. 2014
    ..Our results show the importance of host species and also the stability of sponge-associated bacterial communities under environmental variation. ..
  21. doi request reprint Quantifying the impact of storage procedures for faecal bacteriotherapy in the critically endangered New Zealand parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)
    David W Waite
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Zoo Biol 32:620-5. 2013
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  22. ncbi request reprint 'Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila', an endosymbiont of Acanthamoeba spp
    Astrid Collingro
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:1863-6. 2005
    ..8%, respectively), observed in this analysis justify its classification in a new genus. Therefore, the name 'Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila' is proposed for the designation of the Acanthamoeba sp. symbiont UWE25 (=ATCC PRA-7)...
  23. doi request reprint Could some coral reefs become sponge reefs as our climate changes?
    James J Bell
    School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Glob Chang Biol 19:2613-24. 2013
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  24. doi request reprint Chloroflexi bacteria are more diverse, abundant, and similar in high than in low microbial abundance sponges
    Susanne Schmitt
    Julius von Sachs Institute for Biological Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 78:497-510. 2011
    ..This indicates a much more specific association of Chloroflexi bacteria with HMA sponges and suggests an ecologically important role for these prominent bacteria...
  25. ncbi request reprint Paenibacillus darwinianus sp. nov., isolated from gamma-irradiated Antarctic soil
    Melissa Dsouza
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 64:1406-11. 2014
    ..On the basis of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic characteristics, we propose that strain Br(T) represents a novel species, Paenibacillus darwinianus sp. nov. The type strain is Br(T) ( = DSM 27245(T) = ICMP 19912(T)). ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Marine sponges as microbial fermenters
    Ute Hentschel
    Research Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 55:167-77. 2006
    ..This review covers recent findings regarding diversity, biogeography and population dynamics of sponge-associated microbiota, and the data are discussed within the larger context of the microbiology of the ocean...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of solid-phase extraction to enable enhanced detection of acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) in environmental samples
    Peter J Schupp
    University of Guam Marine Laboratory, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA
    Anal Bioanal Chem 383:132-7. 2005
    ..01 ppm for 3-oxo-hexanoyl homoserine lactone (3-oxo C6-HSL) and 1 ppm for hexanoyl homoserine lactone (C6-HSL). Compared with liquid extraction methods use of SPE resulted in twofold and tenfold improvements in sensitivity, respectively...
  28. pmc Evidence for acyl homoserine lactone signal production in bacteria associated with marine sponges
    Michael W Taylor
    School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:4387-9. 2004
    ..Given the involvement of AHLs in bacterial colonization of many higher organisms, we speculate that such quorum sensing signals could play a part in interactions between sponges and the dense bacterial communities living within them...
  29. ncbi request reprint Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome
    Marc Strous
    Department of Microbiology, IWWR, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Nature 440:790-4. 2006
    ..Most significantly, we identified candidate genes responsible for ladderane biosynthesis and biological hydrazine metabolism, and discovered unexpected metabolic versatility...