Interspecies and spatial diversity in the symbiotic zooxanthellae density in corals from northern South China Sea and its relationship to coral reef bleaching
作者: Shu LiKeFu YuQi ShiTianRan ChenMeiXia ZhaoJianXin Zhao
作者单位: 1CAS Key Laboratory of Marginal Sea Geology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory, Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis, The University of Queensland
刊名: Chinese Science Bulletin, 2008, Vol.53 (2), pp.295-303
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s11434-007-0514-4
关键词: coral reef bleachingzooxanthellae densityinterspecies diversityspatial diversitynorthern South China Sea
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Coral reef bleaching is usually characterized by expulsion of symbiotic zooxanthellae, loss of zooxanthellae pigmentation, or both. We collected 128 samples comprising 39 species of 21 genera of reef-building corals from Luhuitou and Xiaodonghai in Sanya of Hainan Island and Daya Bay of Guangdong Province, respectively, and analyzed the symbiotic zooxanthellae population density. The results show that: (1) the symbiotic zooxanthella density varies from 0.67×10 6 to 8.48×10 6 cell/cm 2 , displaying significant interspecies variability, with branch corals usually having relatively less zooxanthellae (ranging from 0.67×10 6 to 2.47×10 6 cell/cm 2 ) than massive species (from 1.0×10 6 to 8.48×10 6 cell/cm 2 ); (2) corals inhabiting within 4 m water depth have higher levels of...
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影响因子:1.319 (2012)

  • zooxanthellae 虫黄藻
  • bleaching 淋溶酌
  • symbiotic 共生的
  • density 密度
  • coral 珊瑚
  • relationship 关系
  • northern 北方的
  • diversity 差异
  • spatial 空间的
  • China 中国