Physiological and Biochemical Performances of Menthol-Induced Aposymbiotic Corals

@inproceedings{Wang2012PhysiologicalAB,
  title={Physiological and Biochemical Performances of Menthol-Induced Aposymbiotic Corals},
  author={Jih-terng Wang and Yi-yun Chen and Kwee Siong Tew and Pei-Jei Meng and Chaolun Allen Chen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The unique mutualism between corals and their photosynthetic zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) is the driving force behind functional assemblages of coral reefs. However, the respective roles of hosts and Symbiodinium in this endosymbiotic association, particularly in response to environmental challenges (e.g., high sea surface temperatures), remain unsettled. One of the key obstacles is to produce and maintain aposymbiotic coral hosts for experimental purposes. In this study, a simple and… CONTINUE READING