Rapid adaptive responses to climate change in corals

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625755
Title:
Rapid adaptive responses to climate change in corals
Authors:
Torda, Gergely ( 0000-0002-4585-3045 ) ; Donelson, Jennifer M.; Aranda, Manuel ( 0000-0001-6673-016X ) ; Barshis, Daniel J.; Bay, Line; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Bourne, David G.; Cantin, Neal; Foret, Sylvain ( 0000-0002-4145-9243 ) ; Matz, Mikhail; Miller, David J.; Moya, Aurelie; Putnam, Hollie M.; Ravasi, Timothy ( 0000-0002-9950-465X ) ; van Oppen, Madeleine J. H.; Thurber, Rebecca Vega; Vidal-Dupiol, Jeremie; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 ) ; Watson, Sue-Ann ( 0000-0002-9818-7429 ) ; Whitelaw, Emma; Willis, Bette L.; Munday, Philip L.
Abstract:
Pivotal to projecting the fate of coral reefs is the capacity of reef-building corals to acclimatize and adapt to climate change. Transgenerational plasticity may enable some marine organisms to acclimatize over several generations and it has been hypothesized that epigenetic processes and microbial associations might facilitate adaptive responses. However, current evidence is equivocal and understanding of the underlying processes is limited. Here, we discuss prospects for observing transgenerational plasticity in corals and the mechanisms that could enable adaptive plasticity in the coral holobiont, including the potential role of epigenetics and coral-associated microbes. Well-designed and strictly controlled experiments are needed to distinguish transgenerational plasticity from other forms of plasticity, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and their relative importance compared with genetic adaptation.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Torda G, Donelson JM, Aranda M, Barshis DJ, Bay L, et al. (2017) Rapid adaptive responses to climate change in corals. Nature Climate Change 7: 627–636. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE3374.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Climate Change
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2017
DOI:
10.1038/NCLIMATE3374
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1758-678X; 1758-6798
Sponsors:
We dedicate this paper to our close friend and colleague, Dr. Sylvain Foret, a leader in coral genomics and invertebrate epigenetics who passed away unexpectedly days before this paper was submitted. The workshop where this paper was conceived was organized and funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies with additional support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (M.A., M.L.B., T.R. and C.R.V.) and the KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds award OCRF-2016-CRG4-25410101 (T.R. and M.L.B.). The authors would like to thank Xavier Pita for his help with Figs 1-3, Heno Hwang for his help with the figure in Box 1, and Hillary Smith for her help with Figs 2 and 3.
Additional Links:
http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n9/full/nclimate3374.html
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorTorda, Gergelyen
dc.contributor.authorDonelson, Jennifer M.en
dc.contributor.authorAranda, Manuelen
dc.contributor.authorBarshis, Daniel J.en
dc.contributor.authorBay, Lineen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorBourne, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorCantin, Nealen
dc.contributor.authorForet, Sylvainen
dc.contributor.authorMatz, Mikhailen
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David J.en
dc.contributor.authorMoya, Aurelieen
dc.contributor.authorPutnam, Hollie M.en
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorvan Oppen, Madeleine J. H.en
dc.contributor.authorThurber, Rebecca Vegaen
dc.contributor.authorVidal-Dupiol, Jeremieen
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Sue-Annen
dc.contributor.authorWhitelaw, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Bette L.en
dc.contributor.authorMunday, Philip L.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-01en
dc.identifier.citationTorda G, Donelson JM, Aranda M, Barshis DJ, Bay L, et al. (2017) Rapid adaptive responses to climate change in corals. Nature Climate Change 7: 627–636. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE3374.en
dc.identifier.issn1758-678Xen
dc.identifier.issn1758-6798en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/NCLIMATE3374en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625755-
dc.description.abstractPivotal to projecting the fate of coral reefs is the capacity of reef-building corals to acclimatize and adapt to climate change. Transgenerational plasticity may enable some marine organisms to acclimatize over several generations and it has been hypothesized that epigenetic processes and microbial associations might facilitate adaptive responses. However, current evidence is equivocal and understanding of the underlying processes is limited. Here, we discuss prospects for observing transgenerational plasticity in corals and the mechanisms that could enable adaptive plasticity in the coral holobiont, including the potential role of epigenetics and coral-associated microbes. Well-designed and strictly controlled experiments are needed to distinguish transgenerational plasticity from other forms of plasticity, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and their relative importance compared with genetic adaptation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe dedicate this paper to our close friend and colleague, Dr. Sylvain Foret, a leader in coral genomics and invertebrate epigenetics who passed away unexpectedly days before this paper was submitted. The workshop where this paper was conceived was organized and funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies with additional support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (M.A., M.L.B., T.R. and C.R.V.) and the KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds award OCRF-2016-CRG4-25410101 (T.R. and M.L.B.). The authors would like to thank Xavier Pita for his help with Figs 1-3, Heno Hwang for his help with the figure in Box 1, and Hillary Smith for her help with Figs 2 and 3.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n9/full/nclimate3374.htmlen
dc.titleRapid adaptive responses to climate change in coralsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalNature Climate Changeen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, 4810, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, , , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 23529, , United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionEvolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, 2601, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 78712, , United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Molecular and Cell Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 02881, , United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3010, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionOregon State University, 454 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97330, , United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionIFREMER, IHPE, University Perpignan Via Domitia, CNRS, University Montpellier, Montpellier, F-34095, , , , Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionIFREMER, LabexCorail, BP 7004, Taravao, Tahiti, 98719, , French Polynesiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, , Australiaen
kaust.authorAranda, Manuelen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
kaust.authorRavasi, Timothyen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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