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Coral immunology and resistance to disease
Scleractinian corals (phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa) have innate immunological responses against infections. Research has recently suggested that corals also possess an adaptive-like immunological repertoire that recognizes ...
Diversity partitioning of stony corals across multiple spatial scales around Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
The coral reefs of Zanzibar Island (Unguja, Tanzania) encompass a considerable proportion of the global coralreef diversity and are representative of the western Indian Ocean region. Unfortunately, these reefs have been ...
Phenotypic variance predicts symbiont population densities in corals: A modeling approach
We test whether the phenotypic variance of symbionts (Symbiodinium) in corals is closely related with the capacity of corals to acclimatize to increasing seawater temperatures. Moreover, we assess whether more specialist ...
Species composition, habitat, and water quality influence coral bleaching in southern Florida
The present study examines coral bleaching along the Florida Keys reef tract (USA) during a major thermal-stress event in the summer of 2005, and during the summers of 2006 and 2007, which were mild thermal stress years. ...
Effects of thermal stress on key processes driving coral-population dynamics
A primary goal of ecology is to understand population dynamics by quantifying key processes that regulate population densities through time. Change to any one process may alter the population trajectory, its genetic ...