Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Elevated sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are linked to an increase in the frequency and severity of bleaching events due to temperatures exceeding corals’ upper thermal limits. The temperatures at which a breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis (coral...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3719
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The threat of predation, and the prey’s response, are important drivers of community dynamics. Yet environmental temperature can have a significant effect on predation avoidance techniques such as fast-start performance observed in marine fishes. While it is known...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3652
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Very few studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of typhoon damage on mesophotic coral reefs. This study investigates the long-term community dynamics of damage from Typhoon 17 (Jelawat) in 2012 on the coral community of the upper mesophotic Ryugu...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3573
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Non-native lionfish have been recorded throughout the western Atlantic on both shallow and mesophotic reefs, where they have been linked to declines in reef health. In this study we report the first lionfish observations from the deep sea (>200 m) in Bermuda and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3683
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Background Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a marine angiosperm and foundation species that plays an important ecological role in primary production, food web support, and elemental cycling in coastal ecosystems. As with other plants, the microbial communities living...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3674
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As coral reef habitats decline worldwide, some reefs are transitioning from coral- to algal-dominated benthos with the exact cause for this shift remaining elusive. Increases in the abundance of microbes in the water column has been correlated with an increase...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3666
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Non-native ascidians are important members of the fouling community associated with artificial substrata and man-made structures. Being efficient fouling species, they are easily spread by human-mediated transports (e.g., with aquaculture trade and maritime transports)....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3672
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Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, but knowledge of their associated marinemicrobiome remains limited. To increase the understanding of the coral reef ecosystem in the lower Gulf of Thailand, this study utilized 16S and 18S rRNA gene-based...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3625
30 downloads
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While intertidal habitats are often productive, species-rich environments, they are also harsh and highly dynamic. Organisms that live in these habitats must possess morphological and physiological adaptations that enable them to do so. Intertidal fishes are generally...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3634
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Deep-sea mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus are numerically dominant macrofauna in many cold seep and hydrothermal vent ecosystems worldwide, and they depend on organic carbon produced by symbionts present in the epithelial cells of the gills. Although Bathymodiolus...

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3565
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319 views

Lipids are involved in a host of biochemical and physiological processes in corals. Therefore, changes in lipid composition reflect changes in the ecology, nutrition, and health of corals. As such, accurate lipid extraction, quantification, and identification is...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3645
42 downloads
273 views

A distance-based multivariate control chart is a useful tool for ecological monitoring to detect changes in biological community resulting from natural or anthropogenic disturbances at permanent monitoring sites. It is based on a matrix of any distances or dissimilarities...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3651
63 downloads
598 views

The squid Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis, formerly Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis, generates light using the luciferin coelenterazine and a unique enzyme, symplectin. Genetic information is limited for bioluminescent cephalopod species, so many proteins, including symplectin,...

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3633
53 downloads
317 views

Invertebrates from various marine habitats form nutritional symbioses with chemosynthetic bacteria. In chemosynthetic symbioses, both the mode of symbiont transmission and the site of bacterial housing can affect the composition of the symbiont population. Vertically...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3597
69 downloads
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This work analyzes the mortality, recovery, and shifts in the composition of scleractinian corals from Puerto Rico one decade after the 2005 regional coral bleaching event. Temporal and spatial patterns of coral community structure were examined using a stratified,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3611

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