Title of Project

Chemically Influenced Recruitment and Metaphorosis of Scleractinian Corals in Ft. Lauderdale

Researcher Information

Chris Petrie

Project Type

Event

Location

Alvin Sherman Library 1054

Start Date

19-4-2002 12:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2002 12:00 AM

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Chemically Influenced Recruitment and Metaphorosis of Scleractinian Corals in Ft. Lauderdale

Alvin Sherman Library 1054

Previous research has shown chemical inducers extracted from certain species of red crustose algea initiates the settling and metamorphosis of certain scleractinian corals. The suspected inducer is extracted from the algal cell of Hydrolithon boergesenii by mechanical hydrolysis and chromatographic separation. The inducer is then attached to a stable inert substrate and evaluated for its ability to attract and induce the metamorphosis of two species of scleractinian corals, Acropora cervicornis and Montastrea annularis. Also presented is the application of chemical morphogens to artificial reefs, coral mariculture and reef rebuilding efforts.