Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.15.13)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Population Dynamics: Symbiodinium population initial sampling conditions in corals of Moorea

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.15.13 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: 10.6073/pasta/f5325aa3dc2933d54976a25590c8692a
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.15

These data consist of sample collection locations and conditions only, not the results of sequencing. These data were an initial collection of an expected time series which was not repeated. Clade data derived from the sample collection described here are archived on GeoSymbio.

Coral are symbiotic with photosynthetic dinoflagellates from the genus Symbiodinium. There are eight divergent clades (A-H) within the genus which each contain many genetic varieties. Different types of Symbiodinium have been shown to affect the growth rate and thermal tolerance of the coral. The diversity and population structure of Symbiodinium on a reef and how it changes over time is therefore critical to the stability and resilience of coral reefs. Our research conducted through the MCR LTER project aims at defining the population structure of Symbiodinium present in the corals of Moorea and documenting changes over time.

Short Name: Symbiodinium
Publication Date: 2011-02-03
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Sampling overview
Table of samples taken.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Gates, Ruth (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Stat, Michael (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)
Associate: Wheeler II, Benjamin (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Gates, R of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2011. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Population Dynamics: Symbiodinium population initial sampling conditions in corals of Moorea. knb-lter-mcr.15.13

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
French Polynesia, Moorea
Moorea Coral Reef, Symbiodinium, Clades
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Interspecific relationships, Interactions, Genetic diversity, Genotypes, Coral bleaching, Endosymbionts, Symbiosis, Coral Reefs
KNB Marine
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance, Populations
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR-LTER Working Group Physiology of Corals, Population and Community Dynamics

Data Set Usage Rights

Data collected under the auspices of the MCR LTER are available to the public after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study unless proprietary restrictions are warranted. Use of MCR LTER data is subject to acceptance of the following conditions:

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