Photoreception and signal transduction in corals: proteomic and behavioral evidence for cytoplasmic calcium as a mediator of light responsivity.

@article{Hilton2012PhotoreceptionAS,
  title={Photoreception and signal transduction in corals: proteomic and behavioral evidence for cytoplasmic calcium as a mediator of light responsivity.},
  author={Jacob Hilton and Aisling K. Brady and Skender A Spaho and Peter D. Vize},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={223 3},
  pages={
          291-9
        }
}
Little is known about how corals sense and respond to light. In this report the proteome of coral is explored using 2D protein electrophoresis in two species, Montastraea cavernosa and Acropora millepora. Multiple protein species have major shifts in abundance in both species when sampled in daylight compared to corals sampled late in the night. These changes were observed both in larvae lacking zooxanthellae and in adult tissue containing zooxanthellae, including both Pacific and Caribbean… CONTINUE READING
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