zooxanthella


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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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Given that this label can only be taken up by autotrophic processes, labeled C must have been taken up by zooxanthella cells.
elegantissima did not produce any MAAs in culture, nor indeed did these authors detect mycosporine-2 glycine in any species of zooxanthella cultured from diverse symbioses (Banaszak et al., 2000).
muscatinei (LaJeunesse and Trench, 2000), MAAs might originate with this species of zooxanthella; but as already mentioned, based on its phylo-types it is doubtful that S.
Stages in the life history of a symbiotic zooxanthella in pellets extruded by its host Aiptasia tagetes (Duch.
Symbiodinium E was the predominant zooxanthella from all three Montastraea species: it occurred in 35 of 43 corals and was the only zooxanthella detected in 18 of these.
6), which was the only taxon of zooxanthella observed between 6.5 and 33 m depth (n = 53 colonies); this result is consistent with the previous study (Rowan and Knowlton, 1995) of M.
This is a remarkable amount of taxonomic diversity--at least 12 distinct symbioses--in what was previously (Knowlton et al., 1992; Rowan and Knowlton, 1995) regarded as one species of coral hosting one species of zooxanthella. Moreover, this diversity is not randomly distributed, suggesting that what was once viewed as a single quintessential generalist (Connell, 1978) is in fact a complex assemblage of ecologically more specialized entities.
Perhaps shallow and deep populations of Symbiodinium F are different species of zooxanthella, although we did not find any evidence to support this (see following section).
a zooxanthella: taxonomy, life cycle, and morphology.
A comparison of photographic analyses used to quantify zooxanthella density and pigment concentrations in cnidarians.
An Indo-West Pacific 'zooxanthella' invasive to the western Atlantic finds its way to the Eastern Pacific via an introduced Caribbean coral.
Spatial and temporal photoacclimation of Stylophora pistillata: zooxanthella size, pigmentation, location and clade.