Presence of Symbiodinium spp. in macroalgal microhabitats from the southern Great Barrier Reef

Venera-Ponton, D. E., Diaz-Pulido, G., Rodriguez-Lanetty, M. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2010) Presence of Symbiodinium spp. in macroalgal microhabitats from the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 29 4: 1049-1060. doi:10.1007/s00338-010-0666-6


Author Venera-Ponton, D. E.
Diaz-Pulido, G.
Rodriguez-Lanetty, M.
Hoegh-Guldberg, O.
Title Presence of Symbiodinium spp. in macroalgal microhabitats from the southern Great Barrier Reef
Formatted title
Presence of Symbiodinium spp. in macroalgal microhabitats from the southern Great Barrier Reef
Journal name Coral Reefs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0722-4028
1432-0975
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00338-010-0666-6
Volume 29
Issue 4
Start page 1049
End page 1060
Total pages 12
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Coral reefs are highly dependent on the
mutualistic symbiosis between reef-building corals and
dinoflagellates from the genus Symbiodinium. These dinoflagellates
spend part of their life cycle outside the coral host
and in the majority of the cases have to re-infect corals each
generation. While considerable insight has been gained
about Symbiodinium in corals, little is known about the
ecology and biology of Symbiodinium in other reef microhabitats.
This study documents Symbiodinium associating
with benthic macroalgae on the southern Great Barrier Reef,
including some Symbiodinium that are genetically close to
the symbiotic strains from reef-building corals. It is possible
that some of these Symbiodinium were in hospite, associated
to soritid foraminifera or ciliates; nevertheless, the presence
of Symbiodinium C3 and C15 in macroalgal microhabitats
may also suggest a potential link between communities
of Symbiodinium associating with both coral hosts and
macroalgae.
© Springer-Verlag 2010
Keyword Macroalgal-associated Symbiodinium
Symbiodinium clade C
Coral-algal interactions
Coral reef macroalgae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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