Elevated temperatures and ultraviolet radiation cause oxidative stress and inhibit photosynthesis in ymbiotic dinoflagellates

@article{Lesser1996ElevatedTA,
  title={Elevated temperatures and ultraviolet radiation cause oxidative stress and inhibit photosynthesis in ymbiotic dinoflagellates},
  author={M. Lesser},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={1996},
  volume={41},
  pages={271-283}
}
  • M. Lesser
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Elevated temperatures and solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation have been implicated as causes for the loss of symbiotic algae in corals and other invertebrates with photoautotrophic symbionts (i.e. bleaching). Significantly higher cellular concentrations of superoxide radicals and hydrogen peroxide are observed when cultures of Symbiodinium bermudense are exposed to elevated temperatures with and without exposure to UV radiation. This increase in oxidative stress is accompanied by a reduction in… CONTINUE READING
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