Cryptic changes in the genetic structure of a highly clonal coral population and the relationship with ecological performance

@article{Williams2014CrypticCI,
  title={Cryptic changes in the genetic structure of a highly clonal coral population and the relationship with ecological performance},
  author={Dana E. Williams and Margaret Wohlenberg Miller and Iliana Brigitta Baums},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={595-606}
}
Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, relies heavily on clonal propagation and often displays low genotypic (clonal) diversity. Populations in the Florida Keys experienced rapid declines in tissue cover between 2004 and 2006, largely due to hurricanes and disease, but remained stable from 2006 to 2010. All elkhorn colonies in 150 m2 permanent study plots were genotyped in 2006 (n = 15 plots) and 2010 (n = 24 plots), and plots sampled in both years were examined for changes in allelic and genotypic… CONTINUE READING
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