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Main Title Effects of Turbidity on Calcification Rate, Protein Concentration and the Free Amino Acid Pool of the Coral 'Acropora cervicornis'.
Author Kendall, J. J. ; Powell, E. N. ; Connor, S. J. ; Bright, T. J. ; Zastrow, C. E. ;
CORP Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Oceanography.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-806793; EPA/600/J-85/151;
Stock Number PB86-101086
Additional Subjects Turbidity ; Coral ; Calcification ; Stress(Physiology) ; Water pollution ; Proteins ; Amino acids ; Kaolin ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Recovery ; Metabolism ; Reprints ; Acropora ceruicornis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-101086 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 15p
Calcification rate in the coral Acropora cervicornis was reduced significantly when exposed for 24 h to 100-ppm kaolin, but was unchanged in corals exposed to 50-ppm kaolin. Calcification rate returned to control levels during a 48-hr recovery period. Most free amino acids (FAA) in the FAA pool decreased significantly in corals exposed to 100-ppm kaolin, but were unchanged in corals exposed to 50-ppm kaolin. After a 48-h recovery period, the FAA pool remained considerably below control levels in the 100-ppm exposed corals and dropped below control levels in the 50-ppm exposed corals. Calcification rate dropped less and later during the exposure period in the growing tip than in sections further down the stalk. (Copyright (c) Springer-Verlag 1985.)