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Cell cultures from marine invertebrates: obstacles, new approaches and recent improvements
Abstract The establishment of cell lines from marine invertebrates has been encountered with obstacles. Contrary to insects and arachnids where the development of a variety of cell lines has becomeExpand
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Conservation of coral reefs through active restoration measures: recent approaches and last decade progress.
  • B. Rinkevich
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental science & technology
  • 12 May 2005
The scientific discipline of active restoration of denuded coral reef areas has drawn much attention in the past decade as it became evident that this ecosystem does not often recover naturally fromExpand
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Steps in the construction of underwater coral nursery, an essential component in reef restoration acts
Many coral reefs worldwide are rapidly declining, but efficient restoration techniques are not yet available. Here, we evaluate methodologies for reef restoration based on the “gardening concept”. AExpand
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The Reproduction of the Red Sea Coral Stylophora pistillata. I. Gonads and Planulae
The reproduction of Stylophora pistillata, one of the most abundant coral species in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea, was studied over more than two years. Gonads were regularly examined usingExpand
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Restoration Strategies for Coral Reefs Damaged by Recreational Activities: The Use of Sexual and Asexual Recruits
The unique marine ecosystems of coral reefs express varying levels of degradation as a result of increasing anthropogenic pressures. This is the main reason why more than 200 coral reef localitiesExpand
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Systemic Bud Induction and Retinoic Acid Signaling Underlie Whole Body Regeneration in the Urochordate Botrylloides leachi
Regeneration in adult chordates is confined to a few model cases and terminates in restoration of restricted tissues and organs. Here, we study the unique phenomenon of whole body regeneration (WBR)Expand
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Strategies for Gardening Denuded Coral Reef Areas: The Applicability of Using Different Types of Coral Material for Reef Restoration
Recreational and other human activities degrade coral reefs worldwide to a point where efficient restoration techniques are needed. Here we tested several strategies for gardening denuded reefs. TheExpand
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Employing a highly fragmented, weedy coral species in reef restoration
Abstract A major determinant in reef restoration programs is the choice of species employed. In this paper, we concentrate on the potential use of Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846), a highly fragmentedExpand
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