Sung-Yin Yang

Sung-Yin Yang
National Chiayi University · Department of Aquatic Biosciences

PhD

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Additional affiliations
October 2010 - September 2013
University of the Ryukyus
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2007 - September 2010
Academia Sinica
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (44)
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Coral diseases contribute to the rapid degradation of coral reefs on a global scale. Although widespread in tropical and subtropical reefs, disease outbreaks have not been described in warm temperate areas. Here, we report the outbreak of a new coral disease in a warm temperate marginal coral community in Japan. Outbreaks of the disease have been o...
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Coral endolithic microbes can be an important nutrients support for hosts while under stresses. Previous studies have found that the endolithic microbial composition of a single coral species can be biogeographical diverse. However, the potential environmental factors, such as salinity, temperature, pH, and nutrient, that might influence the compos...
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Amplicon sequencing is widely implemented in microbiome‐associated studies. In recent years, microbial ecologists have switched to new algorithms for taxonomic identification and quantification. The amplicon sequence variant (ASV) denoising algorithm of unbiased sequence picking has replaced the OTU clustering methods. ASV can be used to detect and...
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The accessory nidamental gland (ANG) is part of the reproduction organ in the majority of female cephalopods, including the bigfin reef squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana, an economically important fishery product. Microbes in Alphaproteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia have been suggested to play a role in the maturation of the S. les...
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Endolithic microbes in coral reefs may act as a nutrient source for their coral hosts. Increasing atmospheric CO 2 concentrations are causing ocean acidification (OA), which may affect marine organisms and ecosystems, especially calcifying organisms such as reef-building corals. However, knowledge of how OA affects marine microbes remains limited,...
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Polycyathus chaishanensis is a symbiotic caryophyllid coral described from a single population in a tidal pool off Chaishan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Due to its rarity, P. chaishanensis was declared a critically-endangered species under the Taiwan Wildlife Protection Act. In May 2017, a P. chaishanensis colony was discovered in the intertidal area of the...
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1. Giant clams provide and support valuable functions to coral reefs, as well as represent a sustainable resource for traditional fisheries throughout the Indo‐Pacific region. The Ryukyu Archipelago (southern Japan) is known to be the northern latitudinal limits of giant clam distribution, but there is only limited information in the literature reg...
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Polycyathus chaishanensis Lin, Kitahara, Tachikawa, Keshavmurthy & Chen, 2012 is an extant caryophyllid first observed in 1990 in a single tidal pool (<3 m in depth) containing less than 50 small individual colonies at Chaishan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Lin et al. 2012). Due to its rarity and vulnerability to anthropogenic disturbances, namely coastal de...
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Catch bowl coral, Isopora palifera, is a shallow- water scleractinian species distributed in the Indo-West Pacific region, and has been studied for its reproduction, symbiont diversity, and population genetics. In order to develop microsatellite markers to reveal the genetic connectivity of I. palifera in the Kenting reefs, southern Taiwan, we appl...
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation sequencing. To evaluate the impact of protocols for DNA isolation from soil samples...
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Principal Component Analyses (PCA) of metabolite profiling and overall microbial communities (including 47 samples of various layers). (A) compounds; (B) bacteria; (C) archaea; (D) fungi; (E) other eukaryotes.
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Alpha rarefaction curves representing the number of OTUs (Chao 1) based on the minimum number of reads in each domain of the top layer among 10 cores from the north and the south. (A) bacteria; (B) archaea; (C) fungi; (D) other eukaryotes.
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Raw data for 195 peaks of LC-MS data.
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Microbial community diversity and chemodiversity were investigated in marine sediments adjacent to the Okinawan “Kaichu-Doro” Causeway, which was constructed 46 years ago to connect a group of four islands (Henza-jima, Miyagi-jima, Ikei-jima, Hamahiga-jima) to the Okinawan main island. This causeway was not built on pilings, but by land reclamation...
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Table S1. Palythoa tuberculosa specimens examined in this study, their collection information, and Symbiodinium GenBank Accession Numbers. Note not all specimens had their ITS2 sequences acquired as no clear distinctions asides from the two major groupings shown in Fig. 1A were found.
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Symbiotic dinoflagellates (genus Symbiodinium) shape the responses of their host reef organisms to environmental variability and climate change. To date, the biogeography of Symbiodinium has been investigated primarily through phylogenetic analyses of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) region. Although the marker can approximate spe...
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation sequencing. To evaluate the impact of protocols for DNA isolation from soil samples...
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation sequencing. To evaluate the impact of protocols for DNA isolation from soil samples...
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Coral reef bleaching events are expected to become more frequent and severe in the near future as climate changes. The zoantharian Palythoa tuberculosa bleaches earlier than many scleractinian corals and may serve as an indicator species. Basic monitoring of such species could help to detect and even anticipate bleaching events, especially in areas...
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Original data files and R script The zip file contains all data, metadata, and code required to reproduce the analysis and figures.
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Okinawa, Japan is known for its high marine biodiversity, yet little work has been performed on examining impacts of numerous large-scale coastal development projects on its marine ecosystems. Here, we examine apparent impacts of the construction of the Kaichu-Doro causeway, which was built over 40years ago. The causeway is a 4.75km long embankment...
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Esper’s work entitled Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur and its Fortsetzungen (or continuation) was published in parts over a period of over four decades. Herein, previously overlooked (at least by the majority of zoologist) collations providing accurate dates of publications for Esper’s work are discussed. We also summarise the info...
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Climate change has led to a decline in the health of corals and coral reefs around the world. Studies have shown that, while some corals can cope with natural and anthropogenic stressors either through resistance mechanisms of coral hosts or through sustainable relationships with Symbiodinium clades or types, many coral species cannot. Here, we sho...
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Coral reefs are among the most diversified ecosystems in the world, but suffer from anthropogenic and natural disturbances, often causing a shift from coral to algal (or other benthic groups) dominated ecosystems. Linking benthic communities’ information with water quality data is urgently needed to understand current and future changes in benthic...
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Background Although we previously reported on surveys of shallow-water zoanthid (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) species diversity from localities in Taiwan, no study has yet examined the molecular phylogeny of the majority of specimens, nor has any study examined zoanthid zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity in Taiwan. As many phylogene...
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Zoanthids of the genus Palythoa are common in coral reef environments worldwide, particularly in the intertidal zone. However, their taxonomy remains problematic, resulting in an incomplete understanding of their diversity. Palythoa caesia Dana, 1846 is found in Fiji, Australia, and the Indian Ocean, while P. tuberculosa (Esper, 1805) has been repo...
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Stylophora pistillata is a widely used coral "lab-rat" species with highly variable morphology and a broad biogeographic range (Red Sea to western central Pacific). Here we show, by analysing Cytochorme Oxidase I sequences, from 241 samples across this range, that this taxon in fact comprises four deeply divergent clades corresponding to the Pacifi...
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Over the period of BIOT’s existence, there have been a dozen scientific visits to its atolls by more than 50 scientists, and double this number have become engaged in work on materi- als sent back. It is clear, during this period when coral reefs in most of the Indian Ocean have become seriously degraded, that the reefs of Chagos persist in an exce...
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Palau is world famous for its relatively pristine and highly diverse coral reefs, yet for many coral reef invertebrate taxa, few data exist on their diversity in this Micronesian country. One such taxon is the Zoantharia, an order of benthic cnidarians within the Class Anthozoa (Subclass Hexacorallia) that are commonly found in shallow subtropical...
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RFLP (28S and 18S) pattern of Symbiodinium clades in corals from Chagos Archipelago. RFLP banding profiles shown for 28S rDNA (a) include: type A (lane 2), type A+C (lanes 3 and 4), type C+Csh (Csh; lane 5), type C+Cs (Cs; lanes 6 and 7) and type C (lanes 8–11), with the 100 bp DNA marker in lane 1. RFLP patterns of 18S rDNA (b) include: type A (la...
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Phylogenetic analysis of 28S-rDNA sequences. Maximum likelihood tree of all the samples from this study combined (a) and Neighbour-joining trees showing details of Clade C group (b) and clade A group (c). Samples from this study are represented by colored letters. (EPS)
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The biogeographic and host information for the Genbank Accession numbers of Symbiodinium used for phylogenetic analysis. (DOC)
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The Chagos Archipelago designated as a no-take marine protected area in 2010, lying about 500 km south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, has a high conservation priority, particularly because of its fast recovery from the ocean-wide massive coral mortality following the 1998 coral bleaching event. The aims of this study were to examine Symbiodin...
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1. The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km 2 , with more than 60 000 km 2 shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the global cover of such MPAs. 2. It contains 25–50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contigu...
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1. The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km 2 , with more than 60 000 km 2 shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the global cover of such MPAs. 2. It contains 25–50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contigu...
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A combined morphological and genetic study of the coral genus Stylophora investigated species boundaries in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen. Two mitochondrial regions, including the hypervariable IGS9 spacer and the control region, and a fragment of rDNA were used for phylogenetic analysis. Results were compared by multivariate analysis on the basis of bra...

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The central Indo-Pacific is widely believed to be the center of marine biodiversity, yet our knowledge of this stems from only a few select marine taxa, while knowledge of many other widespread taxa is negligible or insufficient. Here, the global phylogeny and biogeography of common coral reef zoantharians (suborder Brachycnemina; primarily genera Zoanthus + Palythoa) will be determined, and compared with the global phylogeny and biogeography of their endosymbiotic Symbiodinium zooxanthellae. The results obtained will clarify the evolution of Brachycnemina, and allow us to consider co-evolution between zoantharian hosts and their Symbiodinium, as well as lead us to reconsider patterns of evolution and diversity from the perspective of both understudied taxa and of ‘holobionts’ (host + symbiont).