The use of larvae or recruits in coral restoration initiatives: Symbiodinium acquisition does not differ between coral life stages in the wild

Quigley, Kate M., Torda, Gergely, and Bay, Line K. (2018) The use of larvae or recruits in coral restoration initiatives: Symbiodinium acquisition does not differ between coral life stages in the wild. Restoration Ecology, 26 (3). pp. 422-425.

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Abstract

Active restoration initiatives are increasingly considered in natural resource management. Laboratory-reared coral larvae and recruits have been proposed for stock production but it is unknown if their use impacts subsequent symbiosis once transplanted to the reef. We exposed laboratory and field settled aposymbiotic recruits (recently settled <1month) to Symbiodinium in the wild, then analyzed the acquired communities using ITS-2 sequencing. There was no significant difference between treatments based on overall community and diversity metrics, or differential abundance of individual taxa. These results suggest that early acquisition is analogous and thus supports the use of either life-stage as an option for reef restoration.

Item ID: 54349
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1526-100X
Keywords: juvenile, larvae, restoration, Symbiodinium, symbiosis
Copyright Information: © 2018 Society for Ecological Restoration
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 07:39
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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