n.1.(Zool.) Any coral of the genus Porites, or family Poritidæ.
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For this study, which was co-financed by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Fonds zur Frderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) and the US NSF, the scientists investigated the response of the stony corals Porites astreoides to low pH and high dissolved carbon content in their natural environment.
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.
En Majayura se identificaron seis especies, con diferentes tipos de crecimiento: una ramificada (Millepora complanata), tres masivas (Porites astreoides, Colpophyllia natans y Favia fragum) y dos incrustantes (Agaricia sp.
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.
Recruitment of Porites (Scleractinia) on artificial substrate in reefs affected by the 1997-98 El Nio in Banderas Bay, Mexican Pacific.
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.