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The Crown-of-Thorns secretome: Towards a control technology

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dc.contributor.author Hall, Michael R
dc.contributor.author Bose, Utpal
dc.contributor.author Cummins, Scott F
dc.contributor.author Motti, Cherie A
dc.contributor.author Wang, Tianfang
dc.contributor.author Zhao, M
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Smith, Meaghan
dc.contributor.author Rotgans, Bronwyn A
dc.contributor.author Wyeth, R
dc.contributor.author Thomas-Hall, Peter
dc.contributor.author COTS Genome Consortium
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T04:39:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:14:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T04:39:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:14:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-30
dc.identifier.citation Hall MR, Bose U, Cummins SF, Motti CA, Wang T, Zhao M, Roberts R, Smith M, Rotgans BA, Wyeth RC, Thomas-Hall P and the COTS Genome Consortium (2016) The Crown-of-Thorns Secretome: Towards a Control Technology. Report for the Department of the Environment, Australian Government. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. (312 pp) en_AU
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/14196
dc.description The chronic and acute stressors leading to coral cover loss in the Indo-Pacific are brief discussed and the role of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) as a causative agent is reviewed. The biological attributes of COTS bestowing it as an outbreak keystone species within coral reef ecosystems are discussed followed by an examination of its life history to identify those stages which could be critical control points. The established approaches to manage outbreaks, which have changed little in half a century, are examined but are essentially limited to physical elimination on a one-by-one basis. The importance of (but much overlooked) chemical-ecological processes in Predator:Prey (COTS:Coral) interactions are discussed along with their potential inclusion in an integrated pest management strategy. The main components of marine chemical ecology and the role of chemical signalling in the marine 'smellscape' are presented and examined as possible avenues to develop novel and innovate control technologies against COTS. Finally the rationale for using a holistic approach, from genome (source) to transcriptome and metabolome (signal), to identify and characterise the secretome is outlined. en_AU
dc.language.iso en_AU en_AU
dc.publisher Australian Institute of Marine Science and University of the Sunshine Coast en_AU
dc.title The Crown-of-Thorns secretome: Towards a control technology en_AU
dc.title.alternative Report prepared for Australian Government Department of the Environment en_AU
dc.type report en_AU


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