The Giant Clam as a Model Animal for Study of Marine Algal-Invertebrate Associations

CORAL reefs are found in tropical waters and constitute 15% of the world's shallow sea floor (0-30 m). Their biogenesis is a result of calcification by either plants. or animals which harbour zooxanthellae; symbiotic unicellular dinoftagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. A major focus in recent reef research has been the study of this symbiotic association… (More)