Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank

Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at... Coral Reefs (2018) 37:779–789 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1701-2 REPORT Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank 1,2 1 Jennifer M. Polinski Joshua D. Voss Received: 19 June 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published online: 5 June 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Similar to shallower conspecifics, mesophotic persisted over two sampling years. These results suggest scleractinian corals found at * 30–150 m depths maintain that algal symbiont assemblages will not limit connectivity important symbioses with photosynthetic microalgae in the potential in M. cavernosa in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. genus Symbiodinium. Despite the importance of coral-algal Furthermore, we hypothesize that increased Symbiodinium symbioses in corals’ ability to thrive in multiple dynamic abundance may represent an effective light-harvesting environments and potential role in connectivity, few stud- strategy on light-limited mesophotic coral reefs. ies have focused on mesophotic Symbiodinium assem- blages. This study examines these assemblages in Keywords Mesophotic  Zooxanthellae  Symbiodinium Montastraea cavernosa found at shallow (20–25 m) and Gulf of Mexico  Symbiosis  Acclimatization mesophotic (45–50 m) depths at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank, in the northwest http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Coral Reefs Springer Journals

Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Oceanography
ISSN
0722-4028
eISSN
1432-0975
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00338-018-1701-2
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Coral Reefs (2018) 37:779–789 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1701-2 REPORT Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank 1,2 1 Jennifer M. Polinski Joshua D. Voss Received: 19 June 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published online: 5 June 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Similar to shallower conspecifics, mesophotic persisted over two sampling years. These results suggest scleractinian corals found at * 30–150 m depths maintain that algal symbiont assemblages will not limit connectivity important symbioses with photosynthetic microalgae in the potential in M. cavernosa in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. genus Symbiodinium. Despite the importance of coral-algal Furthermore, we hypothesize that increased Symbiodinium symbioses in corals’ ability to thrive in multiple dynamic abundance may represent an effective light-harvesting environments and potential role in connectivity, few stud- strategy on light-limited mesophotic coral reefs. ies have focused on mesophotic Symbiodinium assem- blages. This study examines these assemblages in Keywords Mesophotic  Zooxanthellae  Symbiodinium Montastraea cavernosa found at shallow (20–25 m) and Gulf of Mexico  Symbiosis  Acclimatization mesophotic (45–50 m) depths at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank, in the northwest

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Coral ReefsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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