zoochlorella

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zoochlorella

a unicellular green alga that lives in SYMBIOSIS with some sponges, coelenterates and annelids.
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Biogeography and microhabitat variation in temperate algal-invertebrate symbioses: zooxanthellae and zoochlorellae in two Pacific intertidal sea anemones, Anthopleura elegantissima and A.
A comparative analysis of the photobiology of Zooxanthellae and Zoochlorellae symbiotic with the temperate clonal anemone Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt).
The symbiotic association between intracellular zoochlorellae (Chlorophyceae) and the coelenterate Anthopleura xanthogrammica.
Some effects of temperature on the symbiotic association between zoochlorellae (Chlorophyceae) and the sea anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica.
Studies have shown that zoochlorellae are maintained at higher densities and have higher maximum photosynthetic rates under conditions of low light and low temperature (Saunders and Muller-Parker, 1997; Engebretson and Muller-Parker, 1999), and that zooxanthellate individuals of A.
The purpose of this study was to examine how symbiont populations and the productivity of zooxanthellae and zoochlorellae isolated from A.
As the most common algal symbionts in animals in freshwater associations (sponges, hydra) are members of the genus Chlorella (Reisser and Widowski, 1992), we were particularly interested in determining the phylogenetic relatedness of both freshwater and marine symbiotic green algae, universally called zoochlorellae.
They were last fed 5 days before zoochlorellae were isolated from five small green anemones selected randomly from the stock maintained in the seawater table.
Moreover, zoochlorellae translocate, to the host, photosynthetic products that differ qualitatively from zooxanthella photosynthate (Minnick and McCloskey, cited by Verde and McCloskey, 1996), and zooxanthellae contribute more reduced carbon to the host's nutrition than do zoochlorellae (Verde and McCloskey, 1996).
1) because the anemones there harbor both zooxanthellae and zoochlorellae (Saunders and Muller-Parker, 1997).
The temperate sea anemones Anthopleura elegantissima and Anthopleura xanthogrammica host both dinoflagellate zooxanthellae and green algae known only generally as zoochlorellae (Muscatine, 1971).
Previous studies have suggested that zoochlorellae do not translocate as much carbon as zooxanthellae.