Coral Nutrition

10/3/01

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Table of Contents

Coral Nutrition

Heterotrophy Versus Autotrophy

Heterotrophic Nutrition

Polyp Anatomy Revisited

Coral Polyp Anatomy

Nematocyst

Nematocyst Discharge

Stimulus for Nematocyst Discharge

Feeding in Hydra

Feeding in Hydra

Feeding in Hydra

Feeding in Hydra

Feeding Response in Fungia

Mesenterial Filaments

Fungia scutaria

Ciliary Mucoid Feeding

Sediment Clearing

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Autotrophic Nutrition

Photosynthesis

Aerobic Respiration

Zooxanthellae in Gastrodermal Cells of Corals

Zooxanthellae Symbiodinium microadriacticum

Zooxanthellae in Planula

Transmission of Zooxanthellae into Host Tissues

Maternal Transmission

EnvironmentalTransmission

Hermatypic Versus Ahermatypic Corals

Hermatypic Coral

Ahermatypic Coral

Benefits to the Coral Host

Benefits to the Algal Symbiont

Chemical Recycling Between Zooxanthellae and Their Coral Hosts

The Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum

Heterotrophy Versus Autotrophy

Plant-like Colony Form

Polyps Adapted for Capturing Food

Tiny Polyps & Plant-like Colonies

Tiny Polyps & Plant-like Colonies

Large Polyps & Colonies Unlike Plants

Large Polyps & Colonies Unlike Plants

Fungia scutaria An Exception?

Author: David A. Krupp

Email: krupp@hawaii.edu

Home Page: krupp.wcc.hawaii.edu