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Non-intrusive assessment of photosystem II and photosystem I in whole coral tissues

Szabo, Milan; Larkum, A W D; Suggett, David J.; Vass, Imre; Sass, Laszlo; Osmond, Barry; Zavafer, Alonso; Ralph, Peter J; Chow, Wah Soon

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Reef building corals (phylum Cnidaria) harbor endosymbiotic dinoflagellate algae (genus Symbiodinium) that generate photosynthetic products to fuel their host's metabolism. Non-invasive techniques such as chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence analyses of Photosystem II (PSII) have been widely used to estimate the photosynthetic performance of Symbiodinium in hospite. However, since the spatial origin of PSII chlorophyll fluorescence in coral tissues is uncertain, such signals give limited information...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/244040
Source: Frontiers in Marine Science
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00269
Access Rights: Open Access

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