[Coral-List] Porite genome 2

Tarr, Bradley A SAJ Bradley.A.Tarr at saj02.usace.army.mil
Fri Sep 12 10:33:23 EDT 2003

For that matter, the Persian (Arabian) Gulf contains several species of
Porites and Acropora that have been subjected to and withstood extreme
ranges in sea temperatures (17-35C) and high salinities (40-42+ppt).

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Barber [mailto:reefball at reefball.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:19 AM
To: Mikhail Matz; coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Porite genome 2

As a forward thinking possibility, consider Acropora Arabia from Kuwait
which to my knowledge is the Acropora species with that has adapted to the
most enviromental changes likey to be seen in our earth's future. (Wide
temperature variations, high salenity, high turbidity, oil on the surface,
etc.).  Perhaps we could, in the future, gain genetic insights to help other
fast growing acroporas to maintain their distribution better.


Todd Barber
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mikhail Matz" <mvmatz at yahoo.com>
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 5:05 PM
Subject: RE: [Coral-List] Porite genome 2

> Dear Craig and all,
> The Porites candidate came as a surprize to me. My
> support would be for Montastraea (since my own
> molecular work is on M.cavernosa, and by the way, I
> never encountered the technical difficulties that
> Craig refers to), or Acropora. These two seem to me
> much more advanced in molecular terms than Porites.
> I do believe that having a coral genome sequenced
> would greatly benefit all of us and science in
> general, however, it is critical to select a proper
> species. I would be very glad to hear opinion of the
> list on this matter.
> In fact, I heard rumors of a couple other projects
> started that would lead to coral genomic studies, but
> nothing definite. Would be great to know for sure what
> is going on (or going to be going on) in this area!
> cheers
> Mike Matz
> Whitney lab, University of Florida
> http://www.whitney.ufl.edu/research_programs/matz.htm
> Note: forwarded message attached.
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