Cellular processes of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica

Ainsworth, T. D. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008) Cellular processes of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica. Coral Reefs, 27 3: 593-597. doi:10.1007/s00338-008-0355-x


Author Ainsworth, T. D.
Hoegh-Guldberg, O.
Title Cellular processes of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica
Formatted title
 Cellular processes of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica
Journal name Coral Reefs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0722-4028
Publication date 2008-09-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00338-008-0355-x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 593
End page 597
Total pages 5
Editor Brown, B. E.
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject C1
960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
040501 Biological Oceanography
Abstract Annual bleaching of Oculina patagonica on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline has been reported since 1993, although the cellular mechanisms underlying the bleaching have not yet been investigated. This survey examined 48 coral colonies of O. patagonica (bleached and unbleached) from various sites along the Israeli coast. Histopathological investigations of bleached lesions revealed a loss of endosymbionts, and an apparent in situ degradation of the endosymbionts. In situ end labelling of bleaching lesions did not provide evidence of apoptotic cell death. Electron microscopy of bleaching lesions also demonstrated an apparent in situ degradation and no evidence of apoptotic cell death of the host.
Keyword EARTH SCIENCES - OCEANOGRAPHY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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