Symbiodinium isolation by NaOH treatment.

  title={Symbiodinium isolation by NaOH treatment.},
  author={Thamilla Zamoum and Paola Furla},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={215 Pt 22},
The presence of photosynthetic zooxanthellae (dinoflagellates) in the tissue of many cnidarians is the main reason for their ecological success (i.e. coral reefs). It could also be the main cause of their demise, as the worldwide bleaching of reef-building coral is nothing less than the breakdown of this symbiotic association. The stability of this relationship is the principal marker for the biomonitoring of cnidarian health. We have therefore developed a new, simple method to isolate… CONTINUE READING