[Coral-List] UV and coral respiration

Sara Brogdon gte405r at mail.gatech.edu
Tue Jun 8 10:48:34 EDT 2004

Can anyone direct me to references that discuss the effect of UV on coral 
respiration? I'm familiar with research showing that UV inhibits 
photosynthesis in algae, but I'd like to connect this response by the symbiont 
to a reactive response by the host. For example, does inhibited photosynthesis 
in zooxanthellae (or exposure to increased UV) affect the interconversions 
between CO2 and HCO3- by the coral animal?  

Sara Brogdon
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
310 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0230
gte405r at prism.gatech.edu


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