SymPortal

a novel analytical framework and platform for coral algal symbiont NGS ITS2 profiling

Notice: From 14.07.2021 new submissions to SymPortal will be embargoed for a period of 1 year.
After this time they will be made public for querying via SymPortal's DataExplorer.
Embargo extensions are available upon request.
Submissions made before 14.07.2021 are unaffected by this change and will remain embargoed indefinitely or until published.
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Community driven

Improved resolution with greater use

Database integrated

Standardisation-enforced central repository

ITS2 type profiling

Sequence-based putative taxa prediction

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Resources
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published pre-MED sequences Fasta file containing sequences from published samples that have been through the SymPortal quality control pipeline but have not yet been through Minimum Entropy Decomposition. 279791 sequences, from 3203 samples, from 19 published studies. Last updated: 2021-08-02
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published post-MED sequences Fasta file containing sequences from published samples that have been through the SymPortal quality control pipeline and Minimum Entropy Decomposition. 8367 sequences, from 3203 samples, from 19 published studies. Last updated: 2021-08-02
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published named sequences Fasta file containing sequences from the SymPortal database that have a name associated to them. These sequences represent either sequences that the SymPortal database was seeded with when it was first created (see associated MS for more details), or sequences that have been used to define an ITS2 type profile (i.e. Defining Intragenomic [Seqeunce] Variant; DIVs) in a published study. Named sequences held in the SymPortal database that are only found in unpublished datasets are not included in this fasta file. Fasta contains 1314 published sequences, from 3203 samples, from 19 published studies. 784 named but unpublished sequences were withheld from this release. Last updated: 2021-08-02
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Published articles using SymPortal
Article Title Location #Samples Additional markers Run type Article Data DataExplorer
Terraneo_et_al_2019 Environmental latitudinal gradients and host‐specificity shape Symbiodiniaceae distribution in Red Sea Porites corals Red Sea 80 -- remote
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Gardener_et_al_2019 Coral microbiome diversity reflects mass coral bleaching susceptibility during the 2016 El Niño heat wave Seychelles 52 -- remote
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Hume_et_al_2020 Fine-scale delineation of Symbiodiniaceae genotypes on a previously bleached central Red Sea reef system demonstrates a prevalence of coral host-specific associations Red Sea 604 -- remote
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Smith_et_al_2020 Low Symbiodiniaceae diversity in a turbid marginal reef environment Singapore 447 psbAncr remote
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Damjanovic_et_al_2019b Mixed‐mode bacterial transmission in the common brooding coral Pocillopora acuta GBR 71 -- remote
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Damjanovic_et_al_2019a Bacterial and algal symbiont dynamics in early recruits exposed to two adult coral species GBR 90 -- remote
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Howells_et_al_2020 Corals in the hottest reefs in the world exhibit symbiont fidelity not flexibility Persian/Arabian Gulf 373 -- remote
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Hume_et_al_2019 SymPortal: A novel analytical framework and platform for coral algal symbiont next‐generation sequencing ITS2 profiling Persian/Arabian Gulf 42 psbAncr remote
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Camp_et_al_2019 Mangrove lagoons of the Great Barrier Reef support coral populations persisting under extreme environmental conditions GBR 28 -- remote
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Klein_et_al_2019 Night-time temperature reprieves enhance the thermal tolerance of a symbiotic cnidarian Red Sea 52 -- local&remote
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Rossbach_Hume_et_al_2021 Flexibility in Red Sea Tridacna maxima‐Symbiodiniaceae associations supports environmental niche adaptation -- 50 -- remote
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Camp_et_al_2020 Corals exhibit distinct patterns of microbial reorganisation to thrive in an extreme inshore environment New Caledonia 24 -- remote
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Porro_et_al_2019 The many faced symbiotic snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis, Anthozoa): host and symbiont genetic differentiation among colour morphs. English Channel / France 0 None remote
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Eckert_et_al_2020 Depth influences Symbiodiniaceae associations among Montastraea cavernosa corals on the Belize Barrier Reef Belize 241 None remote
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Voolstra_et_al_2020 Standardized short‐term acute heat stress assays resolve historical differences in coral thermotolerance across microhabitat reef sites Red Sea 98 None remote
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Casariego_et_al_2020 Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis Reveals a Conserved Epigenetic Response to Seasonal Environmental Variation in the Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis None 30 None remote
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Rouze_et_al_2021 Symbiotic associations of the deepest recorded photosynthetic scleractinian coral (172 m depth) -- 6 -- remote
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Nitschke_et_al_2020 Unlocking the phylogenetic diversity, primary habitats, and abundances of free‐living Symbiodiniaceae on a coral reef -- 24 -- remote
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Ziegler_et_al_2017 Biogeography and molecular diversity of coral symbionts in the genus Symbiodinium around the Arabian Peninsula Red Sea/PAG 891 None remote
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Please cite us

If you use the SymPortal analysis or make use of any of the SymPortal resources above, please cite us:

Hume, Benjamin CC, Edward G. Smith, Maren Ziegler, Hugh JM Warrington, John A. Burt, Todd C. LaJeunesse, Joerg Wiedenmann, and Christian R. Voolstra. "SymPortal: A novel analytical framework and platform for coral algal symbiont next‐generation sequencing ITS2 profiling." Molecular ecology resources 19;1063-1080 (2019).