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Repair machinery of symbiotic photosynthesis as the primary target of heat stress for reef-building corals.
In a coral-algae symbiotic system, heat-dependent photoinhibition of photosystem II (PSII) leads to coral bleaching. When the reef-building coral Acropora digitifera was exposed to light, a moderateExpand
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Unprecedented Disease-Related Coral Mortality in Southeastern Florida
Anomalously high water temperatures, associated with climate change, are increasing the global prevalence of coral bleaching, coral diseases, and coral-mortality events. Coral bleaching and diseaseExpand
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Prioritizing Key Resilience Indicators to Support Coral Reef Management in a Changing Climate
Managing coral reefs for resilience to climate change is a popular concept but has been difficult to implement because the empirical scientific evidence has either not been evaluated or is sometimesExpand
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Bleaching increases likelihood of disease on Acropora palmata (Lamarck) in Hawksnest Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands
Anomalously high water temperatures may enhance the likelihood of coral disease outbreaks by increasing the abundance or virulence of pathogens, or by increasing host susceptibility. This studyExpand
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Tumor formation on the coral Montipora informis.
A high incidence of tumors (i.e., abnormal skeletal growth) was observed on Montipora informis Bernard, 1897 (Acroporidae) coral colonies on the shallow reef flat of Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan.Expand
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Symbiotic zooxanthellae provide the host-coral Montipora digitata with polyunsaturated fatty acids.
We compared the fatty acid composition of the host-coral Montipora digitata with the fatty acid composition in the coral's endosymbiotic dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae). Fatty acids as methyl estersExpand
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Coral communities and reef growth in the southern Great Barrier Reef
Abstract. Fringing reef development is limited around 22° S along the inner Great Barrier Reef, although there is substantial development north and south of this latitude. This study examined theExpand
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Annual cycles of solar insolation predict spawning times of Caribbean corals.
Seasonal increases in sea surface temperature (SST) have long been considered the trigger for mass spawning events in reef corals. We critically examined the relationship between SST and the spawningExpand
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Growth anomalies on Acropora cytherea corals.
This ten-year study examined the morphological, physiological, and ecological characteristics of coral growth anomalies on Acropora cytherea on Amuro Island, Okinawa, Japan. The objectives of theExpand
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ENSO Drove 2500-Year Collapse of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs
A Long Collapse Coral reefs are threatened by global warming and ocean acidification, and so it is important to understand better how and why environmental changes have affected them in the past.Expand
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