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dc.contributor.authorRoik, Anna Krystyna
dc.contributor.authorRöthig, Till
dc.contributor.authorRoder, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Paul Joachim
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-14T12:56:04Z
dc.date.available2015-04-14T12:56:04Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-20
dc.identifier.citationRoik A, Röthig T, Roder C, Müller PJ, Voolstra CR. (2015) Captive rearing of the deep-sea coral Eguchipsammia fistula from the Red Sea demonstrates remarkable physiological plasticity. PeerJ 3:e734 https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.734
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359
dc.identifier.pmid25653911
dc.identifier.doi10.7717/peerj.734
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/550075
dc.description.abstractThe presence of the cosmopolitan deep-sea coral Eguchipsammia fistula has recently been documented in the Red Sea, occurring in warm (>20 °C), oxygen- and nutrient-limited habitats. We collected colonies of this species from the central Red Sea that successfully resided in aquaria for more than one year. During this period the corals were exposed to increased oxygen levels and nutrition ad libitum unlike in their natural habitat. Specimens of long-term reared E. fistula colonies were incubated for 24 h and calcification (G) as well as respiration rates (R) were measured. In comparison to on-board measurements of G and R rates on freshly collected specimens, we found that G was increased while R was decreased. E. fistula shows extensive tissue growth and polyp proliferation in aquaculture and can be kept at conditions that notably differ from its natural habitat. Its ability to cope with rapid and prolonged changes in regard to prevailing environmental conditions indicates a wide physiological plasticity. This may explain in part the cosmopolitan distribution of this species and emphasizes its value as a deep-sea coral model to study mechanisms of acclimation and adaptation.
dc.publisherPeerJ
dc.relation.urlhttps://peerj.com/articles/734
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dc.subjectCoral reef
dc.subjectRed Sea
dc.subjectCoral rearing
dc.subjectPhenotypic plasticity
dc.subjectEguchipsammia fistula
dc.subjectDeep-sea coral
dc.titleCaptive rearing of the deep-sea coral Eguchipsammia fistula from the Red Sea demonstrates remarkable physiological plasticity
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 Genomics Lab
dc.contributor.departmentResearch Support
dc.identifier.journalPeerJ
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4304856
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kaust.personRoder, Cornelia
kaust.personVoolstra, Christian R.
kaust.personRoik, Anna Krystyna
kaust.personRöthig, Till
kaust.personMuller, Paul Joachim
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T04:52:41Z


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