Photo-acclimation of the hermatypic coral Stylophora pistillata while subjected to either starvation or food provisioning.

@article{Titlyanov2001PhotoacclimationOT,
  title={Photo-acclimation of the hermatypic coral Stylophora pistillata while subjected to either starvation or food provisioning.},
  author={Eduard A. Titlyanov and Tamara V. Titlyanova and Kiyoshi Yamazato and Robert van Woesik},
  journal={Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={257 2},
  pages={163-181}
}
This study investigated the photo-acclimation capacity of the coral Stylophora pistillata (Esper). Outer branches of coral colonies, taken from 2 m, were subjected to 90, 20, or 3% of incident surface photosynthetic active radiation (PAR(0)), or kept in total darkness. The corals were maintained either in filtered seawater (i.e., under starvation), or in seawater that had daily additions of zooplankton (rotifers). The experiments were maintained for 31 days. Zooxanthellae population densities… CONTINUE READING