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.
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.
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