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Thermal acclimation of the symbiotic alga Symbiodinium spp. alleviates photobleaching under heat stress

Takahashi, Shunichi; Yoshioka-Nishimura, Miho; Nanba, Daisuke; Badger, Murray


A moderate increase in seawater temperature causes coral bleaching, at least partially through photobleaching of the symbiotic algae Symbiodinium spp. Photobleaching of Symbiodinium spp. is primarily associated with the loss of light-harvesting proteins of photosystem II (PSII) and follows the inactivation of PSII under heat stress. Here, we examined the effect of increased growth temperature on the change in sensitivity of Symbiodinium spp. PSII inactivation and photobleaching under heat...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
DOI: 10.1104/pp.112.207480


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