[Coral-List] new paper on tracking coral symbiont populations
Warner, Mark E.
mwarner at udel.edu
Wed Aug 22 12:31:54 EDT 2012
Dear Coral listers,
I would like to call your attention to a new publication that investigates the possibility for changing Symbiodinium populations in eastern Pacific populations of Pocillopora using quantitative PCR, following a natural bleaching event: <http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v462/p1-7/> (McGinley et al. 2012. Symbiodinium spp. in colonies of eastern Pacific Pocillopora spp. are highly stable despite the prevalence of low-abundance background populations. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 462:1-7). Of particular importance for this method, we note specific C-T (cycle threshold) values that were used for scoring a positive amplification of a particular type of symbiont. We hope you find this work useful.
Mark E. Warner
University of Delaware,
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
School of Marine Science and Policy
700 Pilottown Rd.
Smith Building, 113
Lewes, DE 19958
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