News-2011-06-20

Paper published Aranda et al. 'Differential sensitivity of coral larvae to natural levels of ultraviolet radiation during the onset of larval competence

6/20/2011
We have recently completed a study on the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) to coral larvae of Montastraea faveolata. It seems that coral larvae are susceptible to UVR during the motile planula stage and we find neurogenic genes differentially expressed. These genes could explain the aberrant settlement behavior upon exposure to UVR that has been observed in previous studies. This is the first study that uses our new generation of cDNA microarrays (>10,000 clones) to assay transcriptomic changes. To have a look, click on the link below!​