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Temperature shapes coral-algal symbiosis in the South China Sea
Tong, HY; Cai, L; Zhou, GW; Yuan, T; Zhang, WP; Tian, RM; Huang, H; Qian, PY; huanghui@scsio.ac.cn; boqianpy@ust.hk
2017
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Volume7Pages:40118-
AbstractWith the increase in sea surface temperature (SST), scleractinian corals are exposed to bleaching threats but may possess certain flexibilities in terms of their associations with symbiotic algae. Previous studies have shown a close symbiosis between coral the and Symbiodinium; however, the spatial variation of the symbiosis and the attribution underlying are not well understood. In the present study, we examined coral-algal symbiosis in Galaxea fascicularis and Montipora spp. from three biogeographic regions across similar to 10 degrees of latitude in the South China Sea. Analysis of similarities (ANOSIM) indicated a highly flexible coral-algal symbiosis in both G. fascicularis and Montipora spp. and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) showed that temperature explained 83.2% and 60.1% of the explanatory subclade variations in G. fascicularis and Montipora spp., respectively, which suggested that temperature was the main environmental factor contributing to the diversity of Symbiodinium across the three regions. The geographic specificity of the Symbiodinium phylogeny was identified, revealing possible environmental selection across the three regions. These results suggest that scleractinian corals may have the ability to regulate Symbiodinium community structures under different temperatures and thus be able to adapt to gradual climate change.
Department[Tong, Haoya; Cai, Lin; Zhou, Guowei; Zhang, Weipeng; Tian, Renmao; Qian, Pei-Yuan] Hong Kong Univ Sci & Technol, HKUST Shenzhen Res Inst, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China; [Tong, Haoya; Cai, Lin; Zhou, Guowei; Zhang, Weipeng; Tian, Renmao; Qian, Pei-Yuan] Hong Kong Univ Sci & Technol, Div Life Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China; [Zhou, Guowei; Yuan, Tao; Huang, Hui] Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Trop Marine Bioresources & Ecol, Beijing, Peoples R China; [Zhou, Guowei; Huang, Hui] Chinese Acad Sci, Trop Marine Biol Res Stn Hainan, Beijing, Peoples R China
Funding ProjectLMB
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/16227
Collection中科院海洋生物资源可持续利用重点实验室
Corresponding Authorhuanghui@scsio.ac.cn; boqianpy@ust.hk
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Tong, HY,Cai, L,Zhou, GW,et al. Temperature shapes coral-algal symbiosis in the South China Sea[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2017,7:40118-.
APA Tong, HY.,Cai, L.,Zhou, GW.,Yuan, T.,Zhang, WP.,...&boqianpy@ust.hk.(2017).Temperature shapes coral-algal symbiosis in the South China Sea.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,7,40118-.
MLA Tong, HY,et al."Temperature shapes coral-algal symbiosis in the South China Sea".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7(2017):40118-.
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