[Coral-List] terminology for coral tissues and ultrastructural features

Thomas Krueger thomas.krueger at epfl.ch
Mon Jan 8 08:05:25 EST 2018

Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask if there is a universal guide or glossary list of terms 
appropriate to use when describing coral histology and ultrastructure. 
Thanks to a colleague, I realized that there are multiple terms for the 
same type of tissues. E.g. the literature uses the terms "coenosarc" as 
well as "coenenchyme" for the connecting tissue between individual 
polyps. A guide from the Coral Disease and Health Workshop: Coral 
histopathology II (2005) provides a nice overview about a number of 
terms (http://aquaticcommons.org/2236/1/rpt_full.pdf) and I am tempted 
to use them. Is there a standard reference for the naming of specific 
coral tissues? Thanks.

All the best,




*Thomas Krueger */Postdoctoral Researcher/

Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry | École polytechnique fédérale de 
Lausanne (EPFL)

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