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Tracy Ainsworth


Tracy Ainsworth

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Australia
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I am a Senior Research Fellow studying meta-organism response to environmental stressors, host-microbe interactions, and symbioses in the marine environment. My research aims to determine how host-microbe interactions influence organism physiology, adaptation and acclimation, and responses to climate change.

Publications

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10.1038   ismej.2015.39 The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts
Ainsworth TD, Krause L, Bridge T, Torda G, Raina J-B, Zakrzewski M, Gates RD, Padilla-GamiƱo JL, Spalding HL, Smith C, Woolsey ES, Bourne DG, Bongaerts P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Leggat W
ISME J 9:261-274 (2015)
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10.1128   mbio.00560 16 The Microbial Signature Provides Insight into the Mechanistic Basis of Coral Success across Reef Habitats
Hernandez-Agreda A, Leggat W, Bongaerts P, Ainsworth TD
mBio 7:e00560-16 (2016)
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Research keywords
Research details (top 5 / category)
Fields
2  Biodiversity
2  Molecular ecology
1  Ecology

Focusgroups
2  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
2  Bacteria and Archaea
1  Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae)

Locations
2  Australia-Coral Sea
2  Australia-GBR
1  Hawaii

Platforms
1  Diving (unspecified)
1  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
1  Diving - Technical Rebreather
1  Manned Submersible

Co-authors
2  Bongaerts
2  Leggat
1  Bridge
1  Spalding