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dc.contributor.authorRoder, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorBouwmeester, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorPapathanassiou, E
dc.contributor.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T05:48:15Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T05:48:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-03
dc.identifier.citationRoder C, Berumen ML, Bouwmeester J, Papathanassiou E, Al-Suwailem A, et al. (2013) First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea. Sci Rep 3. doi:10.1038/srep02802.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.pmid24091830
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep02802
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/323557
dc.description.abstractIt is usually assumed that metabolic constraints restrict deep-sea corals to cold-water habitats, with 'deep-sea' and 'cold-water' corals often used as synonymous. Here we report on the first measurements of biological characters of deep-sea corals from the central Red Sea, where they occur at temperatures exceeding 20°C in highly oligotrophic and oxygen-limited waters. Low respiration rates, low calcification rates, and minimized tissue cover indicate that a reduced metabolism is one of the key adaptations to prevailing environmental conditions. We investigated four sites and encountered six species of which at least two appear to be undescribed. One species is previously reported from the Red Sea but occurs in deep cold waters outside the Red Sea raising interesting questions about presumed environmental constraints for other deep-sea corals. Our findings suggest that the present understanding of deep-sea coral persistence and resilience needs to be revisited.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131003/srep02802/full/srep02802.html
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789407/
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Scientific reports
dc.subject.meshAnimals
dc.subject.meshAnthozoa
dc.subject.meshBiodiversity
dc.subject.meshCoral Reefs
dc.subject.meshEcosystem
dc.subject.meshEnvironment
dc.subject.meshIndian Ocean
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Data
dc.subject.meshPhenotype
dc.subject.meshPhylogeny
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16S
dc.subject.meshAnimals
dc.subject.meshAnthozoa
dc.subject.meshBiodiversity
dc.subject.meshCoral Reefs
dc.subject.meshEcosystem
dc.subject.meshEnvironment
dc.subject.meshIndian Ocean
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Data
dc.subject.meshPhenotype
dc.subject.meshPhylogeny
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16S
dc.titleFirst biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentCoastal and Marine Resources Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Lab
dc.contributor.departmentReef Genomics Lab
dc.identifier.journalScientific reports
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3789407
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, United States
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavissos, Greece
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personRoder, Cornelia
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personBouwmeester, Jessica
kaust.personAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.
kaust.personVoolstra, Christian R.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T03:46:03Z
dc.date.published-online2013-10-03
dc.date.published-print2013-12


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