Evidence of cyanobacteria-like endosymbionts in Acroporid corals from the Great Barrier Reef

@article{Kvennefors2009EvidenceOC,
  title={Evidence of cyanobacteria-like endosymbionts in Acroporid corals from the Great Barrier Reef},
  author={E. Charlotte E. Kvennefors and George A. Roff},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={547-547}
}
The coral host is associated with a diverse microbial community, including zooxanthellae, bacteria, protists, fungi and algae (Rohwer et al. 2002). Lesser et al. (2004) describe a novel cyanobacterial endosymbiont in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa capable of nitrogen fixation. Evidence is now presented from transmission electron microscopy of similar cyanobacteria-like cells from two species of tabular Acroporid (Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora cytherea) from the Heron and Wistari… CONTINUE READING

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