Molecular insights into a novel coral model, Heliofungia actiniformis

Boote, Chloë Georgina (2021) Molecular insights into a novel coral model, Heliofungia actiniformis. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Chloë used the coral model Heliofungia to investigate important knowledge gaps in coral biology. She developed a technique to isolate the acrosphere, characterised the gut microbiome and compared the microbial and molecular tissue-specific responses in bleached and unbleached specimens. This research has implications for coral biology, our understanding of bleaching mechanisms and how corals recover after stress.

Item ID: 75791
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Heliofungia actiniformis, corals, coral bleaching, symbionts, microbiomes, transcriptomes, ectoderm, acrosphere, endoderm
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Chloë Georgina Boote.
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 01:01
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310902 Animal cell and molecular biology @ 30%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 35%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 50%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190102 Ecosystem adaptation to climate change @ 50%
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