Collected 2-cm diameter coral tissue biopsies from 12 Montastraea cavernosa (Mcav) colonies and 12 Colpophylia natans (Cnat) colonies; 4 Mcav that had never been treated with amoxicillin Base2b; 4 that had been treated once; 4 that had been treated multiple times; 4 Cnat that had never been treated; 4 that had been treated once; 4 that had been treated multiple times. Samples preserved in RNAlater in the field and shipped on cold packs to USGS SPCMSC for processing.
antibiotic-resistance gene diversity present in coral tissue microbiomes
Collected by Karen Neely and Sydney Gallagher. Water temperature 80 degrees F. All tissue biopsies taken on an angled surface (not the top of the colony nor a vertical side).