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zooxanthella

(zō′ə-zăn-thĕl′ə)
n. pl. zooxan·thellae (-thĕl′ē)
Any of various yellow-brown photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live symbiotically within the cells of other organisms, especially certain corals and other marine invertebrates.
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Disease and immunity in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific zooxanthellate corals.
We would now like to encourage people to concentrate on common zooxanthellate, brown clionaids.
In addition to the Hexacorallians that are the main builders of coral reefs, some other zooxanthellate coelenterates also make a minor contribution to the formation of reefs.
Depth-dependent responses to solar ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress in the zooxanthellate coral Acropora microphthahna.
Within the Alcyonacea, the Holaxonia-Alcyoniina clade is defined on the basis of molecular data and includes most zooxanthellate (i.
2] supply" mechanism in zooxanthellate cnidarians: role of carbonic anhydrase.
Sexual reproduction and larval settlement of the zooxanthellate coral Alveopora japonica Eguchi at high latitudes.
Zooxanthellate anemones are most frequently found in areas with brighter light and warmer temperatures, at higher tidal elevations, and at lower latitudes, suggesting possible fitness consequences to partner type in different environments (Secord and Augustine, 2000).
Species of the genus Palythoa are colonial, generally zooxanthellate, and commonly found in shallow coral reefs worldwide.
C] values of the zooxanthellate Cliona varians (Duchassaing, 1864) and azooxanthellate C.
Cervera is, however, an azooxanthellate genus described from temperate waters, and although the name has been applied loosely to other clavulariids that lack sclerites, zooxanthellate tropical forms such as clavulariid sp.
Furthermore, zoochlorellate anemones were light-saturated at lower irradiances than were zooxanthellate anemones (Verde and McCloskey, 2002).