Guillaume Mitta

Guillaume Mitta
Université de Perpignan | UPVD

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Correctly delimiting species and populations is a prerequisite for studies of connectivity, adaptation and conservation. Genomic data are particularly useful to test species differentiation for organisms with few informative morphological characters or low discrimination of cytoplasmic markers, as in Scleractinians. Here we applied Restriction site...
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Background Chimeras are genetically mixed entities resulting from the fusion of two or more conspecifics. This phenomenon is widely distributed in nature and documented in a variety of animal and plant phyla. In corals, chimerism initiates at early ontogenic states (larvae to young spat) and results from the fusion between two or more closely settl...
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Background The interaction of organisms with their surrounding microbial communities influences many biological processes, a notable example of which is the shaping of the immune system in early life. In the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas , the role of the environmental microbial community on immune system maturation — and, importantly, protecti...
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Background The interaction of organisms with their surrounding microbial communities influences many biological processes, a notable example of which is the shaping of the immune system in early life. In the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas , the role of the environmental microbial community on immune system maturation – and, importantly, protecti...
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Ecosystems worldwide are suffering from climate change. Coral reef ecosystems are globally threatened by increasing sea surface temperatures. However, gene expression plasticity provides the potential for organisms to respond rapidly and effectively to environmental changes, and would be favored in variable environments. In this study, we investiga...
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Background: Pocillopora acuta is a hermatypic coral with strong ecological importance. Anthropogenic disturbances and global warming are major threats that can induce coral bleaching, the disruption of the mutualistic symbiosis between the coral host and its endosymbiotic algae. Previous works have shown that somaclonal colonies display different l...
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Genomic data allow an in-depth and renewed study of local adaptation. The red coral (Corallium rubrum, Cnidaria) is a highly genetically structured species and a promising model for the study of adaptive processes along an environmental gradient. Here, we used RAD-Sequencing in order to study the vertical genetic structure of this species and to se...
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Background: Pocillopora acuta is a hermatypic coral with strong ecological importance. Anthropogenic disturbances and global warming are major threats that can induce coral bleaching, the disruption of the mutualistic symbiosis between the coral host and its endosymbiotic algae. Previous works have shown that somaclonal colonies display different l...
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Scleractinian corals are of great ecological interest as ecosystem engineer species. Accordingly, there is a wealth of studies on their adaptive abilities facing climate change. Such studies should rely on precise species and population delimitation. Nevertheless species delimitation in corals can be hindered by the lack of adequate genetic markers...
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The Pacific oyster (Crassostreae gigas) has been introduced from Asia to numerous countries around the world during the 20th century. C. gigas is the main oyster species farmed worldwide and represents more than 98% of oyster production. The severity of disease outbreaks that affect C. gigas, which primarily impact juvenile oysters, has increased d...
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The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is one of the main cultivated invertebrate species around the world. Since 2008, oyster juveniles have been confronted with a lethal syndrome, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS). The etiology of POMS is complex. Recently, we demonstrated that POMS is a polymicrobial disease. It is initiated by a primary in...
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Juvenile Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) are subjected to recurrent episodes of mass mortalities that constitute a threat for the oyster industry. This mortality syndrome named “Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome” (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease whose pathogenesis is initiated by a primary infection by a variant of an Ostreid herpes virus name...
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Background The impact of the microbiota on host fitness has so far mainly been demonstrated for the bacterial microbiome. We know much less about host-associated protist and viral communities, largely due to technical issues. However, all microorganisms within a microbiome potentially interact with each other as well as with the host and the enviro...
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In the last decade, important discoveries have shown that resistance to reinfection can be achieved without a functional adaptive immune system, introducing the concept of innate immune memory in invertebrates. However, this field has been constrained by the limited number of molecular mechanisms evidenced to support these phenomena. Taking advanta...
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Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) affects Crassostrea gigas oysters worldwide and causes important economic losses. Disease dynamic was recently deciphered and revealed a multiple and progressive infection caused by the Ostreid herpesvirus OsHV-1 μVar, triggering an immunosuppression followed by microbiota destabilization and bacteraemia by...
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Background: As a major threat to the oyster industry, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease affecting the main oyster species farmed across the world. POMS affects oyster juveniles and became panzootic this last decade, but POMS resistance in some oyster genotypes has emerged. While we know some genetic loci associate...
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Background: As a major threat to the oyster industry, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease affecting the main oyster species farmed across the world. POMS affects oyster juveniles and became panzootic this last decade, but POMS resistance in some oyster genotypes has emerged. While we know some genetic loci associated...
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Background: The impact of the microbiota on host fitness has so far mainly been demonstrated for the bacterial microbiome. We know much less about host-associated protist and viral communities, largely due to technical issues. However, all microorganisms within a microbiome potentially interact with each other as well as with the host and the envir...
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Background As a major threat to the oyster industry, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease affecting the main oyster species farmed across the world. POMS affects oyster juveniles and became panzootic this last decade, but POMS resistance in some oyster genotypes has emerged. While we know some genetic loci associated...
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In the last decade, a paradigm shift has emerged in comparative immunology. Invertebrates can no longer be considered to be devoid of specific recognition and immune memory. However, we still lack a comprehensive view of these phenomena and their molecular mechanisms across phyla, especially in terms of duration, specificity, and efficiency in a na...
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Pocillopora acuta is a hermatypic coral with a worldwide distribution and a strong ecological importance. Anthropogenic disturbances and global warming threaten it. Thermal stress can induce coral bleaching, a phenomenon in which the mutualistic symbiosis between the coral polyps host and its endosymbiotic unicellular algae is disrupted, and can le...
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The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is currently being impacted by a polymicrobial disease that involves early viral infection by ostreid herpesvirus-1 (OsHV-1) followed by a secondary bacterial infection leading to death. A widely used method of inducing infection consists of placing specific pathogen-free oysters ('recipients') in cohabitation i...
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Coral reefs are the most divers marine ecosystem. However, under the pressure of global changes and anthropogenic disturbances corals and coral reefs are declining worldwide. In order to better predict and understand the future of these organisms all the tools of modern biology are needed today. However, many NGS based approaches are not feasible i...
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Vibrio species cause infectious diseases in humans and animals, but they can also live as commensals within their host tissues. How Vibrio subverts the host defenses to mount a successful infection remains poorly understood, and this knowledge is critical for predicting and managing disease. Here, we have investigated the cellular and molecular mec...
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Genomic data allow an in-depth and renewed study of local adaptation. The red coral ( Corallium rubrum , Cnidaria) is a highly genetically structured species and a promising model for the study of adaptive processes along an environmental gradient. Here, we used RAD-Sequencing in order to study the vertical genetic structure of this species and to...
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Infectious diseases are mostly explored using reductionist approaches despite repeated evidence showing them to be strongly influenced by numerous interacting host and environmental factors. Many diseases with a complex aetiology therefore remain misunderstood. By developing a holistic approach to tackle the complexity of interactions, we decipher...
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Ecosystems worldwide are suffering from climate change. For example, the coral reef ecosystems are globally threatened by increasing sea surface temperatures. However gene expression plasticity provides the potential for organisms to respond rapidly and effectively to environmental change, and would be favored in variable environments. In this stud...
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Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) affects Crassostrea gigas oysters worldwide and caused important economic losses. Disease dynamics was recently deciphered and revealed a multiple and progressive infection caused by the Ostreid herpesvirus OsHV-1 µVar, triggering an immunosuppression followed by microbiota destabilization and bacteraemia by...
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Background Although the term holobiont has been popularized in corals with the advent of the hologenome theory of evolution, the underlying concepts are still a matter of debate. Indeed, the relative contribution of host and environment and especially thermal regime in shaping the microbial communities should be examined carefully to evaluate the p...
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Biomphalaria snails are instrumental in transmission of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. With the World Health Organization's goal to eliminate schistosomiasis as a global health problem by 2025, there is now renewed emphasis on snail control. Here, we characterize the genome of Biomphalaria glabrata, a lophotrochozoan protostome, and pro...
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Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and cytokines
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Supplementary Figures, Supplementary Notes and Supplementary References
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fasta sequences of predicted secreted proteins (fasta)
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secretome B. glabrata, Interproscan annotation
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Pfam domain annotation of predicted secretome
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Predicted GPCR genes of Biomphalaria glabrata
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Conserved precursor miRNAs, Structural, location and thermodynamic
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Predicted bioactive cleavage products of neuropeptides
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Biomineralization transcripts from B. glabrata mantle tissue.
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Low-copy transposable elements (TE) abundance