Coral Reefs Responding to Temperature Stress via Thermal Adaptation -- Summary

December 2014
CO2 Science;12/23/2014, p1
The article presents a research summary which forecasts the vast coral reef demise due to global warming and the corals response to the high temperature. The research reveals that corals which are exposed to a 48-hour pre-bleaching thermal stress were more effective in photoprotective mechanisms such as xanthophyll cycling and non-photochemical quenching. It conclude that thermal stress among corals decreases its nutrients resulting to acclimatization.


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