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Patterns of Gene Expression in a Scleractinian Coral Undergoing Natural Bleaching

Seneca, Francois O; Foret, Sylvain; Ball, Eldon; Smith-Keune, Carolyn; Miller, David J.; van Oppen, Madeleine


Coral bleaching is a major threat to coral reefs worldwide and is predicted to intensify with increasing global temperature. This study represents the first investigation of gene expression in an Indo-Pacific coral species undergoing natural bleaching which involved the loss of algal symbionts. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction experiments were conducted to select and evaluate coral internal control genes (ICGs), and to investigate selected coral genes of interest (GOIs) for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Biotechnology
DOI: 10.1007/s10126-009-9247-5


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