Decreases in two physiological processes (reproduction and growth) have been shown to precede the advent of colony death in the branching coral Stylophora pistillata. These diminutions were sometimes detectable even 6 months and more before any first visible sign of tissue mortality was observed.
- Stylophora pistillata
- dying signals
- growth rate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)