Unusual synchronous spawning by green algae (Bryopsidales), after the passage of Hurricane Wilma (2005)

Unusual synchronous spawning by green algae (Bryopsidales), after the passage of Hurricane Wilma... * Corresponding author Keywords: Bryopsidales; hurricane; synchronous sexual reproduction; thermal anomaly. Synchronous conspecific gamete release by siphonous green algae has been considered equivalent to coral mass spawning events (Clifton 1997, Hay 1997). Gametes of one to several species of these algae are released at dawn in pulses lasting between 5 and 20 min (Clifton 1997). Apart from Clifton's work (op. cit., Clifton and Clifton 1999), little is known of the phenology of these algae, possibly because the reproductive process is so rapid. The thalli achieve fertility within 36 to 96 h, depending on the species (Clifton and Clifton 1999). Within the subsequent 12 to 96 h, there is total disintegration of the thalli (holocarpy: Clifton and Clifton 1999). In Panama, peak seasonal reproduction was between March and June (Clifton 1997), and Vroom et al. (2003) reported reproductive thalli of Halimeda tuna (Ellis et Solander) Lamour. on reefs in Florida Keys between late August and mid-September in different years. Our study area, Puerto Morelos reef lagoon (208509 N, 868509 W) in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, was visited at least once a month from 1998 until the present, and gametangiabearing thalli of Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamour. were seen on January http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Botanica Marina de Gruyter

Unusual synchronous spawning by green algae (Bryopsidales), after the passage of Hurricane Wilma (2005)

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de Gruyter
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©2006 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York
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0006-8055
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1437-4323
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10.1515/BOT.2006.032
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* Corresponding author Keywords: Bryopsidales; hurricane; synchronous sexual reproduction; thermal anomaly. Synchronous conspecific gamete release by siphonous green algae has been considered equivalent to coral mass spawning events (Clifton 1997, Hay 1997). Gametes of one to several species of these algae are released at dawn in pulses lasting between 5 and 20 min (Clifton 1997). Apart from Clifton's work (op. cit., Clifton and Clifton 1999), little is known of the phenology of these algae, possibly because the reproductive process is so rapid. The thalli achieve fertility within 36 to 96 h, depending on the species (Clifton and Clifton 1999). Within the subsequent 12 to 96 h, there is total disintegration of the thalli (holocarpy: Clifton and Clifton 1999). In Panama, peak seasonal reproduction was between March and June (Clifton 1997), and Vroom et al. (2003) reported reproductive thalli of Halimeda tuna (Ellis et Solander) Lamour. on reefs in Florida Keys between late August and mid-September in different years. Our study area, Puerto Morelos reef lagoon (208509 N, 868509 W) in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, was visited at least once a month from 1998 until the present, and gametangiabearing thalli of Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamour. were seen on January

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Botanica Marinade Gruyter

Published: Jul 1, 2006

Keywords: Bryopsidales; hurricane; synchronous sexual reproduction; thermal anomaly

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