[Coral-List] RE: Coral larvae settling in axenic environment

kdarnel at indiana.edu kdarnel at indiana.edu
Tue Aug 10 12:10:11 EDT 2004

Sorry if that confused anyone. Axenic simply means without bacteria in the 
surrounding environment. I know that jellyfish larvae need a bacteria present 
to settle on a substrate and become a polyp, but I wasn't certain if this is 
true of all cnidarians.


I may be among a limited few, but I think not.  I have no idea what "axenic"
is.  A clarification would be helpful.



-----Original Message-----
From: kdarnel at indiana.edu [mailto:kdarnel at indiana.edu] 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 1:09 PM
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Subject: [Coral-List] Coral larvae settling in axenic environment

I was wondering if coral larvae could settle in an axenic environment or if 
there had to be a catalyst bacteria present. Any comments would be welcome.

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