sex determination in corals - 2

Mike Matz matz at
Thu Apr 25 15:29:58 EDT 2002

thanks a lot to everybody who replied to my question; it looks like there is
no non-invasive way (yet) to tell a boy from a girl; but:

What about the biological mechanisms that determine sex in corals? For
example, is it genetically pre-determined, or sex of a colony can change,
say, depending on age and/or environmental conditions? Any information of
this sort will be much appreciated.


Mikhail V. Matz, Ph.D.

Whitney Laboratory
University of Florida
9505 Ocean Shore blvd
St Augustine FL 32080-8610, USA
phone +1 904 461 4025
fax +1 904 461 4008

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