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Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths

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dc.contributor Univ Virgin Isl
dc.contributor Dept Biol
dc.contributor Lab Artificial & Nat Evolut
dc.contributor Institut Universitaire Europeen De La Mer (iuem)
dc.contributor Penn State Univ
dc.contributor Inst Univ Europeen Mer
dc.contributor Penn State University
dc.contributor National Oceanic Atmospheric Admin (noaa) - Usa
dc.contributor Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (cnrs)
dc.contributor Atlantic Oceanog & Meteorol Lab
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor Dept Genet & Evolut
dc.contributor Uwa Oceans Inst
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Univ Bretagne Occidentale
dc.contributor Georgia Institute Of Technology
dc.contributor Univ Geneva
dc.contributor Sch Biol
dc.contributor Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement (ird)
dc.contributor Univ Miami
dc.contributor Rosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmospher Sci
dc.contributor Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm
dc.contributor Lab Sci Environm Marin
dc.contributor Dept Marine Biol & Ecol
dc.contributor University Of Geneva
dc.contributor Georgia Inst Technol
dc.contributor Ctr Marine & Environm Studies
dc.contributor Pennsylvania Commonwealth System Of Higher Education (pcshe)
dc.contributor Ifremer
dc.contributor University System Of Georgia
dc.contributor Universite De Brest
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor University Of Miami
dc.contributor Universite De Bretagne Occidentale NUNES, F. L. D. SERRANO, X. O'REILLY, K. JONES, R. J. SHEARER, T. L. BAKER, A. C. BAUMS, I. B. SMITH, T. B. 2017-03-21T00:56:26Z 2015-07-20T04:30:17Z 2017-03-21T00:56:26Z 2019-07-08T02:30:17Z 2015-07-20T04:30:17Z 2017-03-21T00:56:26Z 2015-07-20T04:30:17Z 2019-07-08T02:30:17Z 2014-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Serrano X, Baums IB, O'Reilly K, Smith TB, Jones RJ, Shearer TL, Nunes FLD, Baker AC (2014) Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths. Molecular Ecology 23(17): 4226-4240 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1083
dc.description.abstract The deep reef refugia hypothesis proposes that deep reefs can act as local recruitment sources for shallow reefs following disturbance. To test this hypothesis, nine polymorphic DNA microsatellite loci were developed and used to assess vertical connectivity in 583 coral colonies of the Caribbean depth-generalist coral Montastraea cavernosa. Samples were collected from three depth zones (<= 10, 15-20 and >= 25 m) at sites in Florida (within the Upper Keys, Lower Keys and Dry Tortugas), Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Migration rates were estimated to determine the probability of coral larval migration from shallow to deep and from deep to shallow. Finally, algal symbiont (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity and distribution were assessed in a subset of corals to test whether symbiont depth zonation might indicate limited vertical connectivity. Overall, analyses revealed significant genetic differentiation by depth in Florida, but not in Bermuda or the U.S. Virgin Islands, despite high levels of horizontal connectivity between these geographic locations at shallow depths. Within Florida, greater vertical connectivity was observed in the Dry Tortugas compared to the Lower or Upper Keys. However, at all sites, and regardless of the extent of vertical connectivity, migration occurred asymmetrically, with greater likelihood of migration from shallow to intermediate/deep habitats. Finally, most colonies hosted a single Symbiodinium type (C3), ruling out symbiont depth zonation of the dominant symbiont type as a structuring factor. Together, these findings suggest that the potential for shallow reefs to recover from deep-water refugia in M. cavernosa is location-specific, varying among and within geographic locations likely as a consequence of local hydrology.
dc.description.sponsorship The authors thank M. Durante, N. Polato, D. Ruiz and C. Vera for help with the 454 sequencing data. M. Moon, N. Kurata, H. Wirshing, P. Jones, R. Cunning, R. Silverstein, R. Winter and A. Palacio helped in the laboratory. Field assistance was provided by R. Gomez, D. Lirman, T. Thyberg, S. Manley, S. Grey, J. Calnan and the crew at BIOS (in particular C. Eddy, T. Noyes and A. Chequer). Sampling in the Lower Keys and Dry Tortugas was completed thanks to the help of D. Swanson and the International SeaKeepers Society, in particular, D. Klevan, B. Stockman, J. Jacoby and the crew of Miss Phebe II. Special thanks go to P. Beerli for statistical assistance with the program MIGRATE. Finally, the authors would like to thank PSU's Genomics Core Facility for the 454 sequencing, and UM's Molecular Core Facility and Cornell's Life Sciences Core Laboratories Center for the genotyping and sequencing. Samples from the Florida Keys were collected under research permits FKNMS-2002-011, FKNMS-2010-030A1, FKNMS-2011-087, SAL-11-1182-SRP and DRTO-2012-SCI-0009. Samples from the USVI were collected under permits F/SER28:BT and STT-021-10. Samples from Bermuda were collected and exported under permits SP09060 and CITES 09BM0021. This research was supported with funds from MOTE (Protect Our Reefs Grants 2009-2012) and NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research under award NA11NOS4780045 to the University of Miami. X. Serrano was supported by a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, a BIOS Grant-in-Aid (2009), an Alumni Award and small boat funding from RSMAS, and funding from NOAA's LMRCSC.
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
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dc.subject Cnidarians en_US
dc.subject Great Star Coral en_US
dc.subject Conservation Genetics en_US
dc.subject Deep Reef Refugia Hypothesis en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Light
dc.subject Reproductive Isolation
dc.subject Deep Reefs
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Population-structure
dc.subject Brooding Coral
dc.subject Program
dc.subject Population Genetics-empirical
dc.subject Mesophotic
dc.subject Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
dc.subject Inbreeding Coefficients
dc.subject Symbiodinium
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.title Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/mec.12861
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000341176200007

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