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Signaling cascades and the importance of moonlight in coral broadcast mass spawning

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Dept Neurobiol
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Mina & Everard Goodman Fac Life Sci
dc.contributor Tel Aviv Univ
dc.contributor Global Change Inst
dc.contributor George S Wise Fac Life Sci
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Bar Ilan University
dc.contributor Tel Aviv University
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Arc Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies
dc.contributor Bar Ilan Univ LEVY, OREN KANIEWSKA, PAULINA ALON, SHAHAR KARAKO-LAMPERT, SARIT HOEGH-GULDBERG, OVE 2016-01-08T04:44:13Z 2016-01-08T04:44:13Z 2017-03-21T01:06:05Z 2019-07-08T02:18:36Z 2016-01-08T04:44:13Z 2016-01-08T04:44:13Z 2017-03-21T01:06:05Z 2019-07-08T02:18:36Z 2015-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Kaniewska P, Alon S, Karako-Lampert S, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Levy O (2015) Signaling cascades and the importance of moonlight in coral broadcast mass spawning. eLIFE 4: e09991 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2050-084X
dc.description.abstract Many reef-building corals participate in a mass-spawning event that occurs yearly on the Great Barrier Reef. This coral reproductive event is one of earth's most prominent examples of synchronised behavior, and coral reproductive success is vital to the persistence of coral reef ecosystems. Although several environmental cues have been implicated in the timing of mass spawning, the specific sensory cues that function together with endogenous clock mechanisms to ensure accurate timing of gamete release are largely unknown. Here, we show that moonlight is an important external stimulus for mass spawning synchrony and describe the potential mechanisms underlying the ability of corals to detect environmental triggers for the signaling cascades that ultimately result in gamete release. Our study increases the understanding of reproductive chronobiology in corals and strongly supports the hypothesis that coral gamete release is achieved by a complex array of potential neurohormones and light-sensing molecules.
dc.description.sponsorship Australian Research Council O Hoegh-Guldberg
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (PK and OHG). The sequencing data reported in this study has been deposited to the Sequence Read Archive (SRA), under accession SRP055723. en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher eLIFE (HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute) en_US
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dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Australia *
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dc.subject Evolution
dc.subject Biology
dc.subject Bias
dc.subject Light
dc.subject Invertebrate
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
dc.subject Rna-seq
dc.subject Transcriptome
dc.subject Melanopsin
dc.subject Reproduction
dc.subject Reef
dc.title Signaling cascades and the importance of moonlight in coral broadcast mass spawning
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.7554/eLife.09991
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000367512800001

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