Coral reef larvae respirometry

Thu, Feb 01 2018

In a new study, Dr. Xaymara Serrano from NOAA used a 200 µl microplate system to measure oxygen consumption in two species of Caribbean reef coral larvae. The team from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, both in Miami, looked at the effects of multiple stressors on the performance of the larvae, and published the results in Coral Reefs including a detailed description on how they used the equipment to determine oxygen consumption rates in such minute organisms.

Full article:

Effects of thermal stress and nitrate enrichment on the larval performance of two Caribbean reef corals
Xaymara M. Serrano, Margaret W. Miller, James C. Hendee, Brittany A. Jensen, Justine Z. Gapayao, Christina Pasparakis, Martin Grosell, Andrew C. Baker (2017)
Coral Reefs

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