Relationship between solar radiation and pigmentation of the coral Montipora verrucosa and its zooxanthellae
The initial plume blocks out sunlight, reducing zooxanthellae
photosynthesis and therefore the quantity of energy available to the coral polyps.
The study led by James Cervino, a guest investigator in the WHOI Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department, reported isolating the bacteria that cause YBD: a group of four new Vibrio species, which combine with existing Vibrio on the coral to attack the zooxanthellae
Assimilation of photosyn-thetic products of zooxanthellae
by a reef coral.
Lipogenesis in the intact coral Pocillopora capitata and its isolated zooxanthellae
: evidence for a light-driven carbon cycle between symbiont and host.
The population dynamics of symbiotic zooxanthellae
in the coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to elevated ammonium (N[H.sub.4]Cl) concentrations.
The adult Montastraea cavernosa tissue used in the above experiment contains both coral and endosymbiotic zooxanthellae
, and perhaps other holobiont organisms as well; thus the spots that change in intensity could belong to any of the constituents.
Temperature-induced bleaching of corals begins with impairment of the CO, fixation mechanism in zooxanthellae
. Plant Cell Environ.
Coral bleaching occurs when conditions are no longer suitable for an algae called zooxanthellae
, according to a Particle report.
The gradual increase in temperature shows a relationship with the presence of bacteria, which threatens coral communities causing damage to the polyp-symbiont-holobiont association (coral polyp, zooxanthellae
and bacteria) (Maynard et al., 2015), the latter causes loss of coral cover (Jackson et al., 2014; Marulanda-Gomez et al., 2017).
Hidaka (2001).Timing and process of entry of zooxanthellae
into oocytes of hermatypic corals.