Heat shock

Yellowlees, David, and Leggat, William (2008) Heat shock. Australasian Science, 29 (4). pp. 34-35.

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The archetypal image of coral reefs is clear warm water, good visibility and a spectacular array of marine life, yet this diversity of organisms is quite amazing given that die water is crystal clear due to a low concentration of nutrients. Zooxanthellae, on the other hand, are uniformly brown due to a large concentration of the photosynthetic accessory pigment peridinin, which plays an essential role in harvesting visible light for photosynthesis.

Item ID: 9917
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1442-679X
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 05:51
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change @ 100%
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