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Marine cnidarian-microalgal endosymbiosis is a form of intracellular association that contributes greatly to the high primary productivity of reefs; however, little is known about its molecular mechanisms. Since the ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF) family proteins are key regulators of host intracellular vesicle transport systems, which are critical to many(More)
Reproductive parameters including body weight-length relationship, condition factor, gonadosomatic index (GSI) and fecundity of an endemic cyprinid,Zacco pachycephalus, were studied from October 1991 to January 1993. Although the condition factor was similar between both sexes, GSI values of female (3.72 to 14.24%) were significantly larger than that of(More)
Four-hundred and seventeen plants from 8 sugarcane varieties were selected among the 4600 plants that had been generated from calluses of shoot-apices, rolled young leaves and young inflorescences of 58 varieties. They were planted in the field (Field Test-II stage) in December, 1971 and examined for morphology, sugar content and chromosome number in the(More)
Endosymbiotic association of the Symbiodinium dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae) with their cnidarian host cells involves an alteration in the development of the alga-enclosing phagosomes. To uncover its molecular basis, we previously investigated and established that the intracellular persistence of the zooxanthella-containing phagosomes involves specific(More)
The rabbitfishes, Siganus spp., are generally classified as herbivores. A recent study shows that closely related Siganus species can express distinct ecosystem functions with one as a grazer of reef turf algae and the other primarily a grazer of off-reef detrital aggregates (Fox et al. 2009), suggesting that the herbivorous role of rabbitfishes on reefs(More)
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