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Synonyms for Acropora

coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals

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Effects of turbidity on calcification rate, protein concentration and the free amino acid pool of the coral Acropora cervicornis.
Genetic analysis of the new coral found that its closest relative is Acropora abrotanoides.
Wallace of the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australia, who recognized why a positive identification had been so challenging - the genus was not Acropora after all, but a Pacific acroporid genus named Isopora.
Higher water temperatures from global warming, diseases such as white band disease and pollution from land have contributed to the widespread loss of the Acropora corals.
Acropora species have porous skeletons, extra thin tissue, and low concentrations of carbon and nitrogen in their tissues.
A similar case is also suggested for the juveniles of the reef-building corals Acropora spp.
The team studied a few samples of Acropora coral at the reef in hopes of figuring out what chemical compounds help coral ward off the sun, then replicating them synthetically for use in such a sunscreen pill, according to BBC.
Bleached or moribund corals were avoided as were large common table corals known as Acropora, Wilson said.
Hagedorn recently created the first frozen repositories for endangered elkhorn coral, Acropora palmate, and Hawaiian mushroom coral, Fungia scutari.
Elkhorn coral, known as Acropora palmata, is recognized as a critical reef-building species that once dominated tropical coral reef ecosystems.
New evidence shows that Acropora milepora, a reef-building coral found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, actually has a primitive form of eyesight, thanks to photoreceptors that detect moonlight--the amount of which is another possible trigger.
Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, was one of the first corals listed under the U.
The isolates used were collected from Acropora palmata corals infected with white pox disease from the locations of the Florida Keys, Mexico, the U.