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The physiological and molecular responses of larvae from the reef-building coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to near-future increases in temperature and pCO2
The results suggest that for this pocilloporid larval life stage, the impacts of elevated temperature are likely a greater threat under near-future predictions for climate change than ocean acidification. Expand
Osmoregulation in anthozoan-dinoflagellate symbiosis.
What is known about osmoregulation and osmotic stress in anthozoans and dinoflagellates is reviewed and the osmosis implications of exposure to environmental stress in these globally distributed and ecologically important symbiosis are discussed. Expand
The effects of a variable temperature regime on the physiology of the reef-building coral Seriatopora hystrix: results from a laboratory-based reciprocal transplant
Levels of these response variables were higher in samples exposed to a variable temperature regime, suggesting that S. hystrix may acclimate to fluctuating temperatures by increasing its capacity for photosynthesis. Expand
Rubisco Expression in the Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp. Is Influenced by Both Photoperiod and Endosymbiotic Lifestyle
It appears that photoperiod, lifestyle, and posttranscriptional regulation are all important drivers of RBCL expression in this ecologically important dinoflagellate. Expand
Differences in Growth and Calcification Rates in the Reef-Building Coral Porites lobata: The Implications of Morphotype and Gender on Coral Growth
Comparisons of morphotypes of the common reef-building coral Porites lobata reveal that P. lobata develops different morphologies to allow it to maintain coral species population, characteristics that enhance the species possibility to further its distribution across the reef-framework. Expand
A survey of pocilloporid corals and their endosymbiotic dinoflagellate communities in the Austral and Cook Islands of the South Pacific
To better understand the spatial partitioning between the morphologically-similar sister species P. damicornis and P. acuta, 88 Pocillopora colonies were genotyped across five and three islands/atolls within the Austral and Cook Islands, respectively. Expand
Lipid bodies in coral–dinoflagellate endosymbiosis: Proteomic and ultrastructural studies
Ulastructural analyses of LBs in situ showed that they exhibit defined morphological characteristics, including a high‐electron density resulting from a distinct lipid composition from that of the lipid droplets of mammalian cells, as well as the presence of numerous electron‐transparent inclusions of unknown origin and composition. Expand
Compartment-specific transcriptomics in a reef-building coral exposed to elevated temperatures
Although rising ocean temperatures threaten scleractinian corals and the reefs they construct, certain reef corals can acclimate to elevated temperatures to which they are rarely exposed in situ.Expand
Assessing the Impacts of Experimentally Elevated Temperature on the Biological Composition and Molecular Chaperone Gene Expression of a Reef Coral
This represents the first study to survey multiple macromolecules from both compartments of an endosymbiotic organism with methodologies that reflect their dual-compartmental nature, ideally generating a framework for assessing molecular-level changes within corals and other endOSymbioses exposed to changes in their environment. Expand
Physiological acclimation to elevated temperature in a reef-building coral from an upwelling environment
Pocilloporid corals from regions characterized by unstable temperatures, such as those exposed to periodic upwelling, display a remarkable degree of phenotypic plasticity, and can readily acclimate to elevated temperatures that cause significant degrees of stress, or even bleaching and mortality, in conspecifics of the Indo-Pacific. Expand