Mycosporine-like amino acid content in four species of sea anemones in the genus Anthopleura reflects phylogenetic but not environmental or symbiotic relationships.

@article{Shick2002MycosporinelikeAA,
  title={Mycosporine-like amino acid content in four species of sea anemones in the genus Anthopleura reflects phylogenetic but not environmental or symbiotic relationships.},
  author={J. Malcolm Shick and Walter C. Dunlap and John S. Pearse and Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={203 3},
  pages={315-30}
}
We examine the occurrence of UV-absorbing, mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) in four sympatric species of sea anemones in the genus Anthopleura, all collected from intertidal habitats on the Pacific Coast of temperate North America. We compare patterns of MAAs in A. elegantissima of several types: specimens having predominately zooxanthellae (dinoflagellates comprising at least two species) or zoochlorellae as symbionts; those containing algal endosymbionts of both kinds, and naturally… CONTINUE READING
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