[Coral-List] Coral Thermal Tolerance: Tuning Gene Expression to Resist Thermal Stress

andrew ross andyroo_of72 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 10:00:53 EST 2012

Thanks for the posting/forward. In support:
Between 2006 and 2008 we repeated the same multi-site/depth nursery growth experiments with the same genets/lineages of A. cervicornis in Montego Bay (Jamaica). Bleaching was heavy in the first year ('06-'07) and vague in the second ('07-'08) and generally depth/site related. Although the sample size ended up too small to show significance, we definitely saw a trend towards "hardening" to bleaching stress (didn't monitor temperature or UV, just looked at reaction) in the bleached-and-recovered samples/sites over the samples/sites that didn't bleach in the first iteration/year.
So, if you can't find temperature tolerant lineages, apparently you can make them... at least to an extent.
Yes yes, I need to publish...
Andrew Ross
UWI (Mona), CMS
Seascape Caribbean

 From: Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty <rodmauri at fiu.edu>
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov 
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2012 5:56 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] Coral Thermal Tolerance: Tuning Gene Expression to Resist Thermal Stress
Dear Coral List readers,

A new publication from our group has been recently published online, which
you might find of interest.

*"Coral Thermal Tolerance: Tuning Gene Expression to Resist Thermal Stress"*

Anthony J. Bellantuono, Camila Granados-Cifuentes, David J. Miller, Ove
Hoegh-Guldberg, Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty*

PLoS ONE: Research Article, published 30 Nov 2012.


Best regards,

Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th st.
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305-3484922
Email: rodmauri at fiu.edu
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