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Tracy Ainsworth


Tracy Ainsworth

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University  (Australia)



Research interests

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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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The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts | article
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 (2015)
ISME J 9:2261-2274


The Microbial Signature Provides Insight into the Mechanistic Basis of Coral Success across Reef Habitats | article
Hernandez-Agreda A, Leggat W, Bongaerts P, Ainsworth TD (2016)
mBio 7:e00560-16



Rethinking the Coral Microbiome: Simplicity Exists within a Diverse Microbial Biosphere | article
Hernandez-Agreda A, Leggat W, Bongaerts P, Herrera C, Ainsworth TD (2018)
mBio 9:e00812-18



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