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Another tool towards invasion? Polyp “bail-out” in Tubastraeacoccinea
After being collected at the São Sebastião channel, Brazil, several colonies of T. coccinea were kept in an open-water system aquarium and plankton-fed every other day and it was possible to observe the tissue receding from the coenosteum before the detachment of polyps.
Low coral mortality during the most intense bleaching event ever recorded in subtropical Southwestern Atlantic reefs
Coral reefs globally are threatened by climate change, but reef assemblages at high latitudes may serve as refugia. Marginal coral communities located in the subtropical Southwestern Atlantic are
Multiple introductions and secondary dispersion of Tubastraea spp. in the Southwestern Atlantic
Clonality, secondary introductions, and multiple invasions are the main reasons for the broad spread and invasive success of Tubastraea spp.
Corallith beds at the edge of the tropical South Atlantic
Free-living scleractinian colonies of spheroid shape, known as circumrotatory colonies or coralliths, have been reported for the Atlantic, Herein, we report the first corallith site discovered in the
A polyp from nothing: The extreme regeneration capacity of the Atlantic invasive sun corals Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis (Anthozoa, Scleractinia)
Results indicate that sun coral fragments may regenerate at temperatures that lead to extensive bleaching in native scleractinians that harbor Symbiodinium, and should be taken into account during management efforts.
Chemical and biological aspects of octocorals from the Brazilian coast
The biological activities (including pharmacological, antifouling and others related to chemical ecology) for the compounds and/or extracts described elsewhere are summarized.
Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of Atlantic representatives of the invasive Pacific coral species Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae): Implications for
The mt genomes assembled for the Atlantic T. coccinea and T. tagusensis were among the longest sequence determined to date for "Complex" scleractinians and the COX1 locus was the most variable region of the Tubastraea mt genome and can be used as markers for genus or species identification.
Atlantia, a new genus of Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia) from the eastern Atlantic
The results corroborate the monophyly of the genus Tubastraea and reiterate the Atlantic non-indigenous status for the genus.
The earliest diverging extant scleractinian corals recovered by mitochondrial genomes
Based on complete mitogenomes, the early onset of azooxanthellate corals is explored focusing on one of the most morphologically distinct families, Micrabaciidae, and corroborates the hypothesis of a solitary and azoOxanthellates ancestor for the order.