South east African, high-latitude coral communities, a canary for western Indian Ocean coral reefs?
Whether south west Indian Ocean reef coral communities are resilient to anthropogenic and natural stressors will depend on their inherent ability to adapt to change. In this study, reef coral population diversity and relatedness were investigated at varied scales using molecular methods. Genetic diversity may be used as a proxy to gauge both the population dynamics and resilience of a community and was thus measured in two corals with different reproductive modes, larval dispersal capabilities and life history strategies. We used an intron region in the nuclear DNA of Acropora austera and the ITS region of the ribosomal DNA of Platygyra daedalea to compare genetic variability between populations.
Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias
- Diversidade biológica e cultural
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