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TEMPERATURE INDUCED CHANGES IN THYLAKOID MEMBRANE THERMOSTABILITY OF CULTURED, FRESHLY ISOLATED, AND EXPELLED ZOOXANTHELLAE FROM SCLERACTINIAN CORALS

@article{Hill2009TEMPERATUREIC,
  title={TEMPERATURE INDUCED CHANGES IN THYLAKOID MEMBRANE THERMOSTABILITY OF CULTURED, FRESHLY ISOLATED, AND EXPELLED ZOOXANTHELLAE FROM SCLERACTINIAN CORALS},
  author={Ross Hill and Karin E. Ulstrup and Peter J. Ralph},
  journal={Bulletin of Marine Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={85},
  pages={223-244}
}
Coral bleaching events are characterized by a dysfunction between the cnidar ian coral host and the symbiotic dinoflagellate algae, known as zooxanthellae (ge nus Symbiodinium). Elevated temperature and intense light induce coral bleach ing, where zooxanthellae are expelled from the host tissue. The primary cellular process in zooxanthellae which leads to coral bleaching is unresolved, and here, we investigated the sensitivity of the thylakoid membrane in a Symbiodinium culture and in… Expand

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