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Changing Ocean, Marine Ecosystems, and Dependent Communities
Conservation of coral reefs through active restoration measures: recent approaches and last decade progress.
  • B. Rinkevich
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental science & technology
  • 12 May 2005
The present essay reviews past decade's approaches and advances in coral reef restoration and suggests that landscape restoration and restoration genetics are important issues to be studied.
Steps in the construction of underwater coral nursery, an essential component in reef restoration acts
This nursery prototype demonstrates the feasibility of the coral “gardening concept” by fulfilling several important needs, namely, mass production of coral colonies at low costs, high survivorship, fast growth, short nursery phase and improved methodologies for handling farmed colonies.
Restoration Strategies for Coral Reefs Damaged by Recreational Activities: The Use of Sexual and Asexual Recruits
This paper proposes to rehabilitate damaged coral reefs by the alternate strategy of “gardening coral reefs” with asexual and sexual recruits and discusses several methodologies and results already accumulated showing the applicability of this gardening strategy for rehabilitation of denuded coral reefs.
Heritable germ and somatic cell lineage competitions in chimeric colonial protochordates.
It is demonstrated in chimeric protochordates that primitive germ cell and somatic cell lineages have traits that also make them likely units of natural selection, and this support a leading hypothesis for why the highly polymorphic histocompatibility loci common to many metazoa may have arisen or been maintained.
Systemic Bud Induction and Retinoic Acid Signaling Underlie Whole Body Regeneration in the Urochordate Botrylloides leachi
It is found that retinoic acid (RA) regulates diverse developmental aspects in whole body regeneration in the colonial urochordate Botrylloides leachi, suggesting that RA signaling may have had ancestral roles in body restoration events.
The Reproduction of the Red Sea Coral Stylophora pistillata. I. Gonads and Planulae
A hypothesis is offered for further examination suggesting a trend of brooding versus non-brooding species in scleractinian corals: Coral species which develop gonads in their body cavities reduce the number of eggs during oogenesis, have small eggs and brood planula-larvae, while coral species which developed gonads within their mesenteries have numerous and large ova per polyp and expel their eggs into the water.