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A polyp from nothing: The extreme regeneration capacity of the Atlantic invasive sun corals Tubastraea coccinea and T-tagusensis (Anthozoa, Scleractinia)

Autor(es):
Luz, B. L. P. [1] ; Capel, K. C. C. [2] ; Zilberberg, C. [2, 3] ; Flores, V, A. A. ; Migotto, A. E. [4] ; Kitahara, V, M.
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] V, Univ Fed Parana, Coastal & Ocean Syst Grad Program, Av Veira Mar S-N, BR-83255976 Pontal Do Parana, Parana - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Biol Inst, Natl Museum Brazil, Zool Dept, BR-20940040 Sao Cristovao, RJ - Brazil
[3] Brazilian Inst Biodivers, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Flores, A. A., V, V, Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Marine Biol, Rod Manoel Hyppollito do Rego, Km 131, 5, BR-11612109 Sao Sebastiao - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; v. 503, p. 60-65, JUN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 3
Resumo

The azooxanthellate sun corals Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis have invaded and dramatically changed rocky reef habitats along the Brazilian coast. Management of invaded areas has brought discussions on its potential negative effects regarding species dispersal, including those related to fragmentation. Although fragmentation has been observed in unmanaged localities, here we experimentally tested the sun coral ability to regenerate from undifferentiated coral tissue to fully functional polyps in response to differences in food supply, temperature, and fragment size. In general, survival and successful regeneration were high and markedly similar for both species. However, while percent of tissue retraction/reorganization (a proxy of metabolic cost) responded to fragment size and temperature, mouth development was faster in fed fragments. Together, our findings indicate that sun coral fragments may regenerate at temperatures that lead to extensive bleaching in native scleractinians that harbor Symbiodinium. Although no doubts remain about the necessity and efficacy of the management of invasive Tubastraea spp., recovery of undifferentiated coral tissue to fully functional polyps may contribute to their invasion success and should be taken into account during management efforts. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/01332-0 - Filogenômica da ordem Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa): relações entre evolução da ordem e mudanças climáticas
Beneficiário:Marcelo Visentini Kitahara
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais - Jovens Pesquisadores