Green Fluorescence of Cytaeis Hydroids Living in Association with Nassarius Gastropods in the Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600681
Title:
Green Fluorescence of Cytaeis Hydroids Living in Association with Nassarius Gastropods in the Red Sea
Authors:
Prudkovsky, Andrey A.; Ivanenko, Viatcheslav N.; Nikitin, Mikhail A.; Lukyanov, Konstantin A.; Belousova, Anna; Reimer, James D.; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 )
Abstract:
Green Fluorescent Proteins (GFPs) have been reported from a wide diversity of medusae, but only a few observations of green fluorescence have been reported for hydroid colonies. In this study, we report on fluorescence displayed by hydroid polyps of the genus Cytaeis Eschscholtz, 1829 (Hydrozoa: Anthoathecata: Filifera) found at night time in the southern Red Sea (Saudi Arabia) living on shells of the gastropod Nassarius margaritifer (Dunker, 1847) (Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Nassariidae). We examined the fluorescence of these polyps and compare with previously reported data. Intensive green fluorescence with a spectral peak at 518 nm was detected in the hypostome of the Cytaeis polyps, unlike in previous reports that reported fluorescence either in the basal parts of polyps or in other locations on hydroid colonies. These results suggest that fluorescence may be widespread not only in medusae, but also in polyps, and also suggests that the patterns of fluorescence localization can vary in closely related species. The fluorescence of polyps may be potentially useful for field identification of cryptic species and study of geographical distributions of such hydroids and their hosts.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Green Fluorescence of Cytaeis Hydroids Living in Association with Nassarius Gastropods in the Red Sea 2016, 11 (2):e0146861 PLOS ONE
Publisher:
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0146861
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1932-6203
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146861
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorPrudkovsky, Andrey A.en
dc.contributor.authorIvanenko, Viatcheslav N.en
dc.contributor.authorNikitin, Mikhail A.en
dc.contributor.authorLukyanov, Konstantin A.en
dc.contributor.authorBelousova, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorReimer, James D.en
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-06T13:16:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-06T13:16:16Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-03en
dc.identifier.citationGreen Fluorescence of Cytaeis Hydroids Living in Association with Nassarius Gastropods in the Red Sea 2016, 11 (2):e0146861 PLOS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0146861en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600681en
dc.description.abstractGreen Fluorescent Proteins (GFPs) have been reported from a wide diversity of medusae, but only a few observations of green fluorescence have been reported for hydroid colonies. In this study, we report on fluorescence displayed by hydroid polyps of the genus Cytaeis Eschscholtz, 1829 (Hydrozoa: Anthoathecata: Filifera) found at night time in the southern Red Sea (Saudi Arabia) living on shells of the gastropod Nassarius margaritifer (Dunker, 1847) (Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Nassariidae). We examined the fluorescence of these polyps and compare with previously reported data. Intensive green fluorescence with a spectral peak at 518 nm was detected in the hypostome of the Cytaeis polyps, unlike in previous reports that reported fluorescence either in the basal parts of polyps or in other locations on hydroid colonies. These results suggest that fluorescence may be widespread not only in medusae, but also in polyps, and also suggests that the patterns of fluorescence localization can vary in closely related species. The fluorescence of polyps may be potentially useful for field identification of cryptic species and study of geographical distributions of such hydroids and their hosts.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146861en
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleGreen Fluorescence of Cytaeis Hydroids Living in Association with Nassarius Gastropods in the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russiaen
dc.contributor.institutionA.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russiaen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russiaen
dc.contributor.institutionMolecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionTropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japanen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
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