[Coral-List] Coral-List Digest, Vol 34, Issue 26

Alessandra Perbellini Alessandra.Perbellini at Investec.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 09:10:52 EDT 2006

Hi, I wander if you could send my email to the main list.


Hello All, 

Sorry to stealing your time!  I am  a part time student at Birkbeck
College in London and I am writing a project on reef diseases. I am also
passionate on corals and the biodiversity around them!

I am writing a project on corals diseases and their immune responses
affected by the climate changes and human activities. There are plenty
of publications on reefs diseases. However no much has been done on
their immune systems.

Do you have any article you could suggest reading? It would be very
helpful if you could give me few tips.

In July i will go away fro 3 months with opwall in Indonesia to
collaborate on research on the effect of light on reefs,  as i am really
found of corals!! Perhaps you could suggest me a bit of readings prior
my departure.

I look forward to receiving your reply!

Many thanks in advance.

Alessandra Perbellini
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Telephone Number:  020 7597 4647

Fax Number:           020 7597 4398

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   1. Turbinaria excretion (Steve Dalton)
   2. Technician Position Opening for coral research (Cheryl Woodley)
   3. Euchema denticulatum bloom in Kiribati (Caroline Vieux)
   4. Spawning Info for M. faveolata in S. FL (Sara Edge)
   5. Final Announcement: ISNB 2006 3rd INTERNATIONAL	SYMPOSIUM ON
      NETWORKS IN BIOINFORMATICS, May 29 - 31,	2006 in Amsterdam
      (Jaap Kaandorp)
   6. physiological indicator (shashank Keshavmurthy)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 12:34:47 +1000
From: Steve Dalton <sdalton at nmsc.edu.au>
Subject: [Coral-List] Turbinaria excretion
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Whilst diving during the day a co-worker noticed that a small Turbinaria

frondens was releasing from its polyps material which did not appear to
mucus and it was settling onto the colony and adjacent area.  The
released from the polyps had a green tinge to it and remained on the
until it was washed away by water movement.  I have attached a couple of

image links that show the excretion on the colony and shows the material

being released from the polyps. If anyone has seen this before and knows

what it is and why there is so much could you reply.



Steven Dalton
PhD student
University of New England
NMSC Postgraduate Representative
National Marine Science Centre
Bay Drive, Charlesworth Bay
(PO Box J321)
Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia 2450
Ph: 6648 3928
Mob: 0432 946 782
sdalton at nmsc.edu.au


Message: 2
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:55:04 -0400
From: Cheryl Woodley <cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov>
Subject: [Coral-List] Technician Position Opening for coral research
To: Coral List Serve <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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Dear Colleagues,
Please distribute to those who may be interested.

*Biological Laboratory Technician Position*

*Immediate Opening*

An entry-level staff technician position is available to assist in 
conducting laboratory analyses directed at understanding fundamental 
biological processes in corals at the biochemical, cellular and 
molecular levels.
Laboratory work involves primarily the characterization of proteins
using one- and two-dimensional electrophoresis methods, ELISA and other
protein bioassays, duties may also include the use of biochemical,
molecular and cellular biology techniques and procedures involving DNA
purification, cloning and sequencing, and extraction, identification.

The work location will be at the NOAA National Ocean Service/Center for
Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR),
Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC. Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor?s degree with 2 years of laboratory experience techniques used
in biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology. A competency in
invertebrate systems as well as a working knowledge of protein chemistry
is desirable. Forward resume including a list and contact information
for three references to: Attention: Dr. Cheryl Woodley, NOAA NOS CCEHBR,
Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Ft Johnson Rd., Charleston, SC 29412.
Faxed or email applications will not be accepted. Closing Date:
Applications must be received by May 26, 2006. Award is expected to be
made on or before July 1, 2006. Salary: $28,000/year and includes health
benefits. Inquiries can be made to Dr. Cheryl Woodley at 843-762-8811 or
*Cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov* <mailto:Cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov>.

Cheryl Woodley, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Disease Program

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Hollings Marine Laboratory 331 Fort Johnson Rd Charleston, SC 29412
843.762.8862 Phone 843.762.8737 Fax cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:52:32 -1000
From: Caroline Vieux <carolinevieux at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Euchema denticulatum bloom in Kiribati
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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My name is Caroline Vieux and I'm coordinating the "Polynesia Mana" 
node, part of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. This node 
includes 7 countries of the South Pacific which are: the Cook Islands, 
Niue, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga and Wallis and Futuna. 
I just got an email from the coral reef monitoring coordinator in 
Kiribati. One of the outer island of the Gilbert group is facing an 
Euchema denticulatum algae bloom. They imported this specie for seaweed 
farming and it is spreading out. They would like to know the reasons for

this bloom and what they should do.
Could anyone could provide some useful information and advices? it is 
greatly needed.

Caroline Vieux
CRIOBE Research Center
BP 1013 Papetoai
98 729 Moorea
French Polynesia
carolinevieux at hotmail.com


Message: 4
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 19:10:44 -0400
From: Sara Edge <gte405r at mail.gatech.edu>
Subject: [Coral-List] Spawning Info for M. faveolata in S. FL
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Does anyone have information regarding spawning times for Montastrea
faveolata in or near East Turtle Shoal reef in the middle Keys of South
Florida during 2001?

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

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:32:47 +0200
From: Jaap Kaandorp <jaapk at science.uva.nl>
Subject: [Coral-List] Final Announcement: ISNB 2006 3rd INTERNATIONAL
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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May 29 - 31, 2006 in Amsterdam

Science Park Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The understanding of biological networks such as metabolic and signal 
transduction pathways is crucial for understanding molecular and
processes in the organism or system under study. This field is subject
lively research and both experimental and computational approaches are
to elucidate the biological networks. The bioinformatics of biological 
networks involves a broad range of research and approaches. Research
the identification of regulatory elements in DNA, genome context
modeling and simulation of pathways, reconstruction of pathways from 
experimental data, visualization of pathways, and the representation of 
pathways in database, graphs and markup languages. To accelerate our 
understanding of the (dynamics) of biological networks it is seems
that these efforts are combined and subsequently have to be applied to
biological problems. It is clear that this field of research can only
when bioinformaticians and experimental biologists (for example working
model organisms such as Drosophila and organisms with a relatively
simple and 
basal body plan such as sponges and scleractinian corals) work closely 
together. During this three day symposium we will bring together
from different disciplines (biology, mathematics and computational
working on different aspects of networks to exchange ideas and
The first day of the symposium is scheduled for introductory lectures.
During the first day of the symposium we have scheduled six introductory

lectures, which aim at introducing specific subjects to the audience.
lectures are open for all participants and will provide background
for the scientific presentations.

For more program and registration details http://isnb.amc.uva.nl/

This symposium is supported by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre
www.nbic.nl), The Academic Medical Center (AMC; www.amc.nl),  The
Organisation for Scientific Reseach (NWO; www.nwo.nl), IOP Genomics 
(www.senternovem.nl/iopgenomics/), The Section Computational Science
(Univeristy of Amsterdam; www.science.uva.nl)

Dr. Jaap A. Kaandorp
Section Computational Science
Faculty of Science
University of Amsterdam
Kruislaan 403
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 5257539 / +31 20 5257462
email: jaapk at science.uva.nl
fax: +31 20 5257490
URL: http://www.science.uva.nl/~jaapk/


Message: 6
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 05:04:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: shashank Keshavmurthy <iamshanky15 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] physiological indicator
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Dear Listers
I have a question......it may sound stupid..but i
need to know..

Is there any common single parameter that can be
used as indicator of physiological change across
all coral species..say from healthy to

If not is there any combination of parameters...

I ask this becasue , I am having trouble in
coming to terms with say zooxanthellae
abundance.....of course there is change in
zooxanthellae abundance from healthy to bleached
coral..but it is not in the same range in all
corals...to my disappointment..even in the same

so if two people cunduct stress experiments in
two different corner of the earth..there is no
chance that we can say about the physiological
changes in the corals by looking at the
zooxanthellae abundance since healthy
zooxanthellae number for my coral sample may be
stressed zooxanthellae number for the other
persons coral sample....

this does not stop only with zooxanthellae
abundance, say chlorophyll or HSPs or any other
parameter for that matter...

hmm....how do i know about the physiological
condition of a coral sample..if there is so much variation...and not
even a single parameter holds good to analyse the physiology?

I think these basic problems in coral research
gives us researchers and policy makers and
everyone involved in coral research leverage to
make each of our own point or thoughts hold

with warm regards

"the role of infinitely small in nature is infinitely large"-Louis

Keshavmurthy Shashank
phD candidate
Kochi University, Graduate School of Kuroshio Science Laboratory of
Environmental Conservation Otsu 200, Monobe, Nankoku-shi 783-8502,
Kochi, Japan alt. id: shashank at cc.kochi-u.ac.jp
phone: 81 090 8285 9012

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