Alcyonaria

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Alcyonaria

a division of the Anthozoa containing the soft corals, e.g. sea pens, sea pansies, deadmen's fingers and precious coral.
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Metabolitos mayoritarios y evaluacion de actividad antimicrobiana de bacterias aisladas del octocoral Pseudpterogorgia elisabethae del Caribe colombiano (Tesis Doctoral).
They quantified the prevalence of diseases and coral diversity, as well as the prevalence of these diseases and the relationship with octocorals and scleractinian corals.
The discovery of over 119 types of octocoral are discussed in the book, according to CNA.
Kayanne, "Larval dispersal, recruitment, and adult distribution of the brooding stony octocoral Heliopora coerulea on Ishigaki Island, southwest Japan," Coral Reefs, vol.
gibbosum to consume allelochemically rich octocoral prey may involve inducible biotransformation enzymes, such as cytochrome P450s (CYPs hereafter), that serve to detoxify allelochemicals defenses of octocorals [29].
Soft corals or octocorals are generally flexible and do not produce the rigid structure characteristic of hard corals [6].
This year, Kerr co-authored a conference paper with student Beth Pearce, who presented research into the natural product gorgonene, which is a byproduct of the purification of pseudopterosins, well-known commercial anti-inflammatories and anti-irritant compounds derived from the Caribbean soft octocoral, Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae.
An adaptve management approach to an octocoral fishery based on the Beverton-Holt model.
The latter communities, however, often contain a significant octocoral and scleractinian component.
Adicionalmente, en cada transecto se hizo una categorizacion visual y cualitativa del tipo de sustrato predominante, considerandose los siguientes tipos de sustratos observados mas frecuentemente en la zona: arenales (A), ostrales (O), parches coralinos (PC), parches de octocoral (PO), praderas de Thalassia testudinum (Th) y parches de algas en descomposicion (AD).