High- and low-light acclimation of zooxanthellae Stylophora pistillata

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Organism Dinoflagellates
Reference Iluz D, Dubinsky Z. Coral photobiology: new light on old views. Zoology (Jena). 2015 Apr118(2):71-8. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2014.08.003 p.72 table 1PubMed ID25467066
Primary Source P.G. Falkowski, Z. Dubinsky Light—shade adaptation of Stylophora pistillata, a hermatypic coral from the Gulf of Eilat Nature, 289 (1981), pp. 172-174 doi:10.1038/289172a0
Method See note above table
Comments P.72 left column bottom paragraph: "The results of [investigators'] study (primary source) were unambiguous. There was 4 times more chlorophyll per unit area in LL [colonies from deeply shaded crevices] than in HL [Shallow-water, high-light-growing colonies] corals. This was totally due to a corresponding increase in pigments per single algal cell, demonstrating the phenotypic photoacclimative plasticity of the zooxanthellae (Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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