[Coral-List] karyotype of Porites spp.?

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Mon Nov 21 11:52:46 EST 2011

There is a paper published back in mid 1990s in Evolution that presents chromosome numbers for a bunch of Acropora species in which polyploidy of various types were reported.  Can't remember the author just now.

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Center for Marine Science and Dept of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Dear Carly,

To the best of my knowledge, the only poritid species that was karyotyped so far is Goniopora lobata (2n=28). The reference is Heyward AJ (1985) Chromosomes of the coral Goniopora lobata (Anthozoa: 
Scleractinia). Heredity 55:269-271.
You may find other useful references in my paper entitled "Comparative coral cytogenetics" in the proceedings of the 10th ICRS (the PDF is accessible online at http://www.mnhn.fr/jfflot/publications/Flot2006ICRS1.pdf).

Best regards,

Le 21/11/2011 15:53, Carly Kenkel a écrit :
> Dear Listers,
> I'm wondering if anyone knows the karyotype of Porites astreoides 
> (actually, information on the karyotype of any species of Poritid 
> would be helpful).  So far, I haven't been able to find any 
> publications with this information, and before I spend time tackling 
> the problem myself, I thought I'd ask.
> Thanks for your help!
> Carly Kenkel
> Graduate Student
> Dept of Integrative Biology
> The Univ of Texas at Austin
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Jean-François Flot, Ph.D.
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