In vitro establishment of symbiosis in Acropora millepora planulae

Van Oppen, M. (2001) In vitro establishment of symbiosis in Acropora millepora planulae. Coral Reefs, 20 (3). p. 200.

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Abstract

Extract: All reef-building corals form obligate endosymbioses with dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae) belonging to the genus Symbiodinium. Most of these, however, produce azooxanthellate eggs and planula larvae (Fadlallah 1983: Harrison and Wallace 1990; Richmond and Hunter 1990). Hence, these corals are dependent on repeated (i.e. every generation) uptake ofzooxanthellae from the environment. In some species symbiont acquisition is possible during the planula stage (Schwarz et al. 1999), but in others establishment of symbiosis does not take place until after metamorphosis and settlement (Babcock and Heyward 1986).

Item ID: 26075
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0722-4028
Keywords: symbiosis; acropora millepora
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 02:18
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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