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Transcriptomic differences between day and night in Acropora millepora provide new insights into metabolite exchange and light-enhanced calcification in corals

Bertucci, A.; Foret, Sylvain; Ball, Eldon; Miller, David J.

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The evolutionary success of reef-building corals is often attributed to their symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium, but metabolic interactions between the partners and the molecular bases of light-enhanced calcification (LEC) are not well understood. Here, the metabolic bases of the interaction between the coral Acropora millepora and its dinoflagellate symbiont were investigated by comparing gene expression levels under light and dark conditions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76924
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/mec.13328

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