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n. pl. zo·o·xan·thel·lae (-thĕl′ē)
Any of various yellow-brown photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live symbiotically within the cells of other organisms, especially certain corals and other marine invertebrates.

[New Latin : zoo- + xanth(o)- + -ella, diminutive suff.]


(Biology) any of several yellow-green algae that inhabit other organisms such as marine invertebrates
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Two invasive alien azooxanthellate corals, Tubastraea coccinea and Tubastraea tagusensis, dominate the native zooxanthellate Mussismilia hispida in Brazil.
Effect of nutrient enrichment on growth and photosynthesis of the zooxanthellate coral Stylophora pistillata.
The sponges appear to be hardier than corals, even if they are zooxanthellate.
In a more recent assessment of the extinction risk for zooxanthellate reef-building coral species, Carpenter, et al.
The zooxanthellae live in a very tight symbiotic association with the corals, from which both partners benefit in a way that allows both of them--or more accurately their association, the zooxanthellate coral colony--to colonize and dominate habitats in which each partner alone could not succeed.
2003, 2007), and for nearshore fishes by Castilla & Rozbaczylo (1987); Ojeda & Aviles (1987) and Sepulveda (1987), with notable recent updates on zooxanthellate corals (Glynn et al.
Ammonium metabolism in the zooxanthellate coral, Stylophora pistillata.
Community structure of zooxanthellate corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in Carrizales coral reef, Pacific coast, Mexico.
Calcification rate and the effect of temperature in a zooxanthellate and an azooxanthellate scleractinian reef coral.
The Brazilian zooxanthellate coral fauna is characterized by endemic species, with some reminiscent of a Tertiary coral fauna that may be adapted to these inhospitable environment conditions (Leao et al, 2003).
Diffusion limitation and hyperoxic enhancement of oxygen consumption in zooxanthellate sea anemones.
Twenty-two species of zooxanthellate scleractinian corals are described, with their local and world-wide geographic distribution, and each illustrated with macro and microphotographs.