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Evidence of an inflammatory-like response in non-normally pigmented tissues of two scleractinian corals
Increasing evidence of links between climate change, anthropogenic stress and coral disease underscores the importance of understanding the mechanisms by which reef-building corals resist infectionExpand
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Levels of immunity parameters underpin bleaching and disease susceptibility of reef corals
Immunity is a key life history trait that may explain hierarchies in the susceptibility of corals to disease and thermal bleaching, two of the greatest current threats to coral health and theExpand
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Climate change impedes scleractinian corals as primary reef ecosystem engineers
Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. Scleractinian corals function as the primary reef ecosystem engineers, constructing the framework that serves as aExpand
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Corals Use Similar Immune Cells and Wound-Healing Processes as Those of Higher Organisms
Sessile animals, like corals, frequently suffer physical injury from a variety of sources, thus wound-healing mechanisms that restore tissue integrity and prevent infection are vitally important forExpand
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A comparative study of phenoloxidase activity in diseased and bleached colonies of the coral Acropora millepora.
In scleractinian (hard) corals, immune responses involving phenoloxidase (PO) activity are known to play a role in coral wound healing, but there have been no studies investigating their roles inExpand
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Coral Fluorescent Proteins as Antioxidants
Background A wide array of fluorescent proteins (FP) is present in anthozoans, although their biochemical characteristics and function in host tissue remain to be determined. Upregulation of FP'sExpand
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The presence of multiple phenoloxidases in Caribbean reef-building corals.
The melanin-synthesis pathways, phenoloxidase (PO) and laccases, are staple components of invertebrate immunity and have been shown to be vital in disease resistance. The importance of this pathwayExpand
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Towards an integrated network of coral immune mechanisms
Reef-building corals form bio-diverse marine ecosystems of high societal and economic value, but are in significant decline globally due, in part, to rapid climatic changes. As immunity is aExpand
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Patterns of coral ecological immunology: variation in the responses of Caribbean corals to elevated temperature and a pathogen elicitor
SUMMARY Disease epizootics are increasing with climatic shifts, yet within each system only a subset of species are identified as the most vulnerable. Understanding ecological immunology patterns asExpand
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