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Prospecting Microbial Strains for Bioremediation and Probiotics Development for Metaorganism Research and Preservation Helena D. M. Villela1, Caren L. S. Vilela1, Juliana M. Assis1, Natascha Varona2, Camille Burke2, David A. Coil2, Jonathan A. Eisen2, Raquel S. Peixoto1,2,3 1LEMM, Laboratory of Molecular Microbial Ecology, Institute of Microbiology Paulo de Góes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2Genome Center, University of California, Davis, 3IMAM-AquaRio - Rio de Janeiro Aquarium Research Center Pollution affects all biomes. Marine environments have been particularly impacted, especially coral reefs, one of the most sensitive ecosystems on Earth. Bioremediation is the capacity of organisms to degrade contaminants. Here, we describe methodologies to isolate and test microbes presenting bioremediation ability and potential probiotic characteristics for corals.