n.1.(Zool.) Any coral of the genus Porites, or family Poritidæ.
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Another slow-growing dome-shaped species, Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral), did almost as well, although its survival rate was 20 percent lower.
Testing the genetic predictions of a biogeographical model in a dominant endemic Eastern Pacific coral (Porites panamensis) using a genetic seascape approach.
Porites are the most common coral species in the tropics.
Detecting hyperthermal stress in larvae of the hermatypic coral Porites astreoides: the suitability of using biomarkers of oxidative stress versus heat-shock protein transcriptional expression.
Only a few hardy and resilient corals survived, including some massive Porites colonies that had survived previous El Nino events over many decades and a few colonies of Acropora, Pocillopora, and Hydnophora (Boyle et al.
In the two branching coral species Montipora capitata and Porites compressa, biomass was lower and Chlorophyll a higher at sites with both higher temperature and pC[O.sub.2] conditions than at sites with values closer to current average conditions for tropical reefs.
Rodrigues, "Bleached Porites compressa and Montipora capitata corals catabolize 513C-enriched lipids," Coral Reefs, vol.
Kasim, "Mineral composition of the cockle (anadara granosa) shells, hard clamps (meretrix meretrix) shells and corals (porites. spp): a comparative study," Journals of Animals and Veterinary Advances, vol.
McClanahan, "Macrobioerosion of dead branching Porites, 4 and 6 years after coral mass mortality," Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol.