[Coral-List] Giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta: recent pubs

Pawlik, Joseph pawlikj at uncw.edu
Mon Jul 14 10:36:35 EDT 2008

Sorry for cross-postings,


For those interested in the biology and ecology of the Caribbean giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, we have several new publications on disease, bleaching, growth and age of these "redwoods of the reef".  Click on the hyperlink, or go to the PDF site below.  More information and photos are at the "Website" link below.  Additional pubs on restoration, demographics, population genetics and bleaching are coming soon!


McMurray, S.E., Blum, J.E., and Pawlik, J.R.  2008. <http://people.uncw.edu/pawlikj/2008MarBiolMcMurray.pdf>   Redwood of the reef: growth and age of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta in the Florida Keys. Marine Biology, online early.         


Redwoods of the Reef -- Random Sample 2008 <http://people.uncw.edu/pawlikj/2008ScienceXmutaStory.pdf> .  Science, 321: 19.


López-Legentil, S., Song, B.K., McMurray, S.E. and Pawlik, J.R. 2008. <http://people.uncw.edu/pawlikj/2008MolecularEcolLopez-Legentil.pdf>  Bleaching and stress in coral reef ecosystems: hsp70 expression by the giant barrel sponge Xestospongia muta.  Molecular Ecology, 17: 1840-1849.


Cowart, J.D., Henkel, T.P., McMurray, S.E., and Pawlik, J.R.  2006. <http://people.uncw.edu/pawlikj/2006CoralReefsCowart.pdf>   Sponge orange band (SOB): a pathogenic-like condition of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta.  Coral Reefs 25: 513.



Joseph R. Pawlik, Professor 
UNCW Center for Marine Science 
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