Transcriptomic responses to darkness stress point to common coral bleaching mechanisms


Coral bleaching occurs in response to numerous abiotic stressors, the ecologically most relevant of which is hyperthermic stress due to increasing seawater temperatures. Bleaching events can span large geographic areas and are currently a salient threat to coral reefs worldwide. Much effort has been focused on understanding the molecular and cellular events… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0833-4


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