publication . Article . Review . 2014

Red Light Represses the Photophysiology of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata

Tim Wijgerde; Anne van Melis; Catarina I F Silva; Miguel C Leal; Luc Vogels; Claudia Mutter; Ronald Osinga;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: PLOS ONE, volume 9, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
Abstract
Light spectrum plays a key role in the biology of symbiotic corals, with blue light resulting in higher coral growth, zooxanthellae density, chlorophyll a content and photosynthesis rates as compared to red light. However, it is still unclear whether these physiological processes are blue-enhanced or red-repressed. This study investigated the individual and combined effects of blue and red light on the health, zooxanthellae density, photophysiology and colouration of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata over 6 weeks. Coral fragments were exposed to blue, red, and combined 50/50% blue red light, at two irradiance levels (128 and 256 mu mol m(-2) s(-1)). ...
Subjects
free text keywords: zooxanthellae, reef-building corals, Research Article, Biology and Life Sciences, Corals, pigments, chlorophyll biosynthesis, cell-cycle, Medicine, zinc toxicity, Marine Ecology, green fluorescent protein, Marine Biology, Q, aquaculture, R, Ecology, performance, photosynthesis, Science
Funded by
EC| FORCE
Project
FORCE
Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment (FORCE): An ecosystem approach to managing Caribbean coral reefs in the face of climate change
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 244161
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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1. Muscatine L, McCloskey LR, Marian RE (1981) Estimating the daily contribution of carbon from zooxanthellae to coral animal respiration. Limnol Oceanogr 26:601-611.

2. Davies PS (1984) The role of zooxanthellae in the nutritional energy requirements of Pocillopora eydouxi. Coral Reefs 2:181-186.

3. Levy O, Appelbaum L, Leggat W, Gothlif Y, Hayward DC, et al. (2007) Lightresponsive cryptochromes from a simple multicellular animal, the coral Acropora millepora. Science 318:467-70.

4. Osinga R, Schutter M, Griffioen B, Wijffels RH, Verreth JAJ, et al. (2011) The biology and economics of coral growth. Mar Biotechnol 13:658-671. [OpenAIRE]

5. Kinzie III RA, Jokiel PL, York R (1984) Effects of light of altered spectral composition on coral zooxanthellae associations and on zooxanthellae in vitro. Mar Biol 78:239-248.

6. Kinzie III RA, Hunter T (1987) Effect of light quality on photosynthesis of the reef coral Montipora verrucosa. Mar Biol 94:95-109.

7. D'Angelo C, Denzel A, Vogt A, Matz MV, Oswald F, et al. (2008) Blue light regulation of host pigment in reef-building corals. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 364:97- 106.

8. Mass T, Kline DI, Roopin M, Veal CJ, Cohen S, et al. (2010) The spectral quality of light is a key driver of photosynthesis and photoadaptation in Stylophora pistillata colonies from different depths in the Red Sea. J Exp Biol 213:4084- 4091.

9. Iglesias-Prieto R, Trench RK (1997) Acclimation and adaptation to irradiance in symbiotic dinoflagellates. II. Response of chlorophyll-protein complexes to different photon-flux densities. Mar Biol 130:23-33.

10. Iglesias-Prieto R, Beltra´n VH, LaJeunesse TC, Reyes-Bonilla H, Thome´ PE (2004) Different algal symbionts explain the vertical distribution of dominant reef corals in the eastern Pacific. Proc R Soc Lond B 271:1757-1763. [OpenAIRE]

11. Wang L-H, Liu Y-H, Ju Y-M, Hsiao Y-Y, Fang L-S, et al. (2008) Cell cycle propagation is driven by light-dark stimulation in a cultured symbiotic dinoflagellate isolated from corals. Coral Reefs 27:823-835.

12. Bou-Abdallah F, Chasteen ND, Lesser MP (2006) Quenching of superoxide radicals by green fluorescent protein. Biochim Biophys Acta 1760:1690-1695. [OpenAIRE]

13. Gilmore AM, Larkum AWD, Salih A, Itoh S, Shibata Y, et al. (2003) Simultaneous time resolution of the emission spectra of fluorescent proteins and zooxanthellar chlorophyll in reef-building corals. Photochem Photobiol 77:515- 523.

14. Salih A, Larkum A, Cox G, Kuhl M, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2000) Fluorescent pigments in corals are photoprotective. Nature 408:850-853.

15. Huang X-D, Dixon DG, Greenberg BM (1995) Increased polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon toxicity following their photomodification in natural sunlight: Impacts on the duckweed Lemna gibba L. G3. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 32:194- 200.

43 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Light spectrum plays a key role in the biology of symbiotic corals, with blue light resulting in higher coral growth, zooxanthellae density, chlorophyll a content and photosynthesis rates as compared to red light. However, it is still unclear whether these physiological processes are blue-enhanced or red-repressed. This study investigated the individual and combined effects of blue and red light on the health, zooxanthellae density, photophysiology and colouration of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata over 6 weeks. Coral fragments were exposed to blue, red, and combined 50/50% blue red light, at two irradiance levels (128 and 256 mu mol m(-2) s(-1)). ...
Subjects
free text keywords: zooxanthellae, reef-building corals, Research Article, Biology and Life Sciences, Corals, pigments, chlorophyll biosynthesis, cell-cycle, Medicine, zinc toxicity, Marine Ecology, green fluorescent protein, Marine Biology, Q, aquaculture, R, Ecology, performance, photosynthesis, Science
Funded by
EC| FORCE
Project
FORCE
Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment (FORCE): An ecosystem approach to managing Caribbean coral reefs in the face of climate change
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 244161
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
43 references, page 1 of 3

1. Muscatine L, McCloskey LR, Marian RE (1981) Estimating the daily contribution of carbon from zooxanthellae to coral animal respiration. Limnol Oceanogr 26:601-611.

2. Davies PS (1984) The role of zooxanthellae in the nutritional energy requirements of Pocillopora eydouxi. Coral Reefs 2:181-186.

3. Levy O, Appelbaum L, Leggat W, Gothlif Y, Hayward DC, et al. (2007) Lightresponsive cryptochromes from a simple multicellular animal, the coral Acropora millepora. Science 318:467-70.

4. Osinga R, Schutter M, Griffioen B, Wijffels RH, Verreth JAJ, et al. (2011) The biology and economics of coral growth. Mar Biotechnol 13:658-671. [OpenAIRE]

5. Kinzie III RA, Jokiel PL, York R (1984) Effects of light of altered spectral composition on coral zooxanthellae associations and on zooxanthellae in vitro. Mar Biol 78:239-248.

6. Kinzie III RA, Hunter T (1987) Effect of light quality on photosynthesis of the reef coral Montipora verrucosa. Mar Biol 94:95-109.

7. D'Angelo C, Denzel A, Vogt A, Matz MV, Oswald F, et al. (2008) Blue light regulation of host pigment in reef-building corals. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 364:97- 106.

8. Mass T, Kline DI, Roopin M, Veal CJ, Cohen S, et al. (2010) The spectral quality of light is a key driver of photosynthesis and photoadaptation in Stylophora pistillata colonies from different depths in the Red Sea. J Exp Biol 213:4084- 4091.

9. Iglesias-Prieto R, Trench RK (1997) Acclimation and adaptation to irradiance in symbiotic dinoflagellates. II. Response of chlorophyll-protein complexes to different photon-flux densities. Mar Biol 130:23-33.

10. Iglesias-Prieto R, Beltra´n VH, LaJeunesse TC, Reyes-Bonilla H, Thome´ PE (2004) Different algal symbionts explain the vertical distribution of dominant reef corals in the eastern Pacific. Proc R Soc Lond B 271:1757-1763. [OpenAIRE]

11. Wang L-H, Liu Y-H, Ju Y-M, Hsiao Y-Y, Fang L-S, et al. (2008) Cell cycle propagation is driven by light-dark stimulation in a cultured symbiotic dinoflagellate isolated from corals. Coral Reefs 27:823-835.

12. Bou-Abdallah F, Chasteen ND, Lesser MP (2006) Quenching of superoxide radicals by green fluorescent protein. Biochim Biophys Acta 1760:1690-1695. [OpenAIRE]

13. Gilmore AM, Larkum AWD, Salih A, Itoh S, Shibata Y, et al. (2003) Simultaneous time resolution of the emission spectra of fluorescent proteins and zooxanthellar chlorophyll in reef-building corals. Photochem Photobiol 77:515- 523.

14. Salih A, Larkum A, Cox G, Kuhl M, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2000) Fluorescent pigments in corals are photoprotective. Nature 408:850-853.

15. Huang X-D, Dixon DG, Greenberg BM (1995) Increased polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon toxicity following their photomodification in natural sunlight: Impacts on the duckweed Lemna gibba L. G3. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 32:194- 200.

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publication . Article . Review . 2014

Red Light Represses the Photophysiology of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata

Tim Wijgerde; Anne van Melis; Catarina I F Silva; Miguel C Leal; Luc Vogels; Claudia Mutter; Ronald Osinga;