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Conventional taxonomy obscures deep divergence between Pacific and Atlantic corals
Only 17% of 111 reef-building coral genera and none of the 18 coral families with reef-builders are considered endemic to the Atlantic, whereas the corresponding percentages for the Indo-west PacificExpand
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Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes Suggest that Stony Corals Are Monophyletic but Most Families of Stony Corals Are Not (Order Scleractinia, Class Anthozoa, Phylum Cnidaria)
Modern hard corals (Class Hexacorallia; Order Scleractinia) are widely studied because of their fundamental role in reef building and their superb fossil record extending back to the Triassic.Expand
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Ecologically differentiated stress-tolerant endosymbionts in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) Clade D are different species
Abstract: We used an integrative genetics approach using sequences of (1) nuclear ribosomal rDNA (internal transcribed spacers and partial large subunit rDNA), (2) single-copy microsatellite nuclearExpand
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Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the grass lizards genus Takydromus (Reptilia: Lacertidae) of East Asia.
Takydromus Daudin is a group of Lacertidae lizards with slender bodies and long tails. Half of the Takydromus spp. are endemic to islands of eastern Asia aligned along the Pacific margin of the EastExpand
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Secondary Structure and Phylogenetic Utility of the Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) in Scleractinian Corals
the complex and robust clades previously defined through molecular phylogenetic analyses. The lengths and nucleotide contents of the ITS2 were highly variable among corals. The ITS2 of Acropora isExpand
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Fluctuating algal symbiont communities in Acropora palifera (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) from Taiwan
Seasonal dynamics of algal symbiont communities from the reef flat-dwelling coral Acropora palifera was monitored from January 2000 to July 2001 at Tantzei Bay, Kenting National Park, southernExpand
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Symbiont diversity in scleractinian corals from tropical reefs and subtropical non-reef communities in Taiwan
We examined zooxanthellae diversity in scleractinian corals from southern Taiwan and the Penghu Archipelago, a tropical coral reef and a subtropical non-reefal community, respectively. ZooxanthellaeExpand
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Morphometric analysis of shell and operculum variations in the viviparid snail, Cipangopaludina chinensis (Mollusca: Gastropoda), in Taiwan
Yuh-Wen Chiu, Hon-Cheng Chen, Sin-Che Lee and Chaolun Allen Chen (2002) Morphometric analysis of shell and operculum variations in the viviparid snail, Cipangopaludina chinensis (Mollusca:Expand
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Novel Group I Introns Encoding a Putative Homing Endonuclease in the Mitochondrial cox1 Gene of Scleractinian Corals
Analyses of mitochondrial sequences revealed the existence of a group I intron in the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene in 13 of 41 genera (20 out of 73 species) of corals conventionallyExpand
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Species boundaries within the Acropora humilis species group (Cnidaria; Scleractinia): a morphological and molecular interpretation of evolution
Species boundaries remain unresolved in many scleractinian corals. In this study, we examine evolutionary boundaries of species in the Acropora humilis species group. Five morphologically discreteExpand
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