Red Light Represses the Photophysiology of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata

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Wijgerde, Tim ; van Melis, Anne ; Silva, Catarina I. F. ; Leal, Miguel C. ; Vogels, Luc ; Mutter, Claudia ; Osinga, Ronald (2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3962463, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092781
  • Subject: Marine Biology | Q | R | Ecology | Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Corals | Science | Medicine | Marine Ecology

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... View more
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