Mini-Symposium 5:
Functional Biology of Corals and Coral Symbiosis: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Physiology

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Len Muscatine and his contributions to the understanding of algal-invertebrate symbioses Virginia Weis 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 The Transition From Autotrophy to Heterotrophy in the Coral Montastraea cavernosa Over a Depth Range of 3 m to 91 m Michael LESSER* 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Effect of light and feeding on the fatty acid and sterol composition in Turbinaria reniformis Treignier CLAIRE, Grover RENAUD, Tolosa IMMA, Ferrier-Pagès CHRISTINE* 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Impacts of Nitrogen on Great Barrier Reef Coral Annamieke VAN DEN HEUVEL*, William LEGGAT, David YELLOWLEES, Sophie DOVE 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Symbiotic intertidal temperate sea anemones (Anthopleura spp.): their contribution to our understanding of cnidarian-algal symbioses. Gisele MULLER-PARKER* 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 ACQUISITION AND ALLOCATION OF CARBON IN BLEACHED HAWAIIAN CORALS Andrea GROTTOLI*, Adam HUGHES, Tamara PEASE 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 When is not bleaching “unhealthy” for corals and/or coral reefs? Sophie DOVE*, George ROFF, Simon DUNN 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 The Importance of Zooplankton to the Total Energy Budget of Healthy and Bleached Corals at Two Depths James PALARDY*, Lisa RODRIGUES, Andrea GROTTOLI 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Unravelling Coral Photoacclimation: Symbiodinium Strategy and Host Modification Sebastian HENNIGE*, David SMITH, Kathleen MCDOUGALL, Mark WARNER, David SUGGETT 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Combining O2 microsensors and fiber-optic technology to measure photo-physiological responses of Symbiodinium Karin ULSTRUP*, Michael KÜHL, Peter RALPH, Madeleine VAN OPPEN, David BOURNE 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Coral Holobionts over Large Depth Ranges: Investigating the Roles of Host Species, Colour Morphs and Functional Diversity of Algal Symbionts Pedro R FRADE*, Rolf PM BAK 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Phototropic growth and molecular basis for axial polyp differentiation in the branching coral Acropora aspera Paulina KANIEWSKA*, Paul CAMPBELL, Maoz FINE, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 The Role of Photorespiration in the Symbiotic Association between Dinoflagellates and Scleractinian Corals Alicia CRAWLEY*, Ken ANTHONY, Sophie DOVE 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Directed Pocilloporin Expression and Amino Acid Translocation in Response to Physical Injury in Scleractinian Coral Colonies Jeffry DECKENBACK*, Sophie DOVE 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 The Effect of Fluctuating Light on Symbiodinium Photosynthetic Gene Expression Lynda BOLDT*, David YELLOWLEES, Sophie DOVE, Bill LEGGAT 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Light Energy Transformation Processes by Fluorescent Pigments of Corals Anya SALIH*, Yuri ZAVOROTNY 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Roles and origins of superoxide dismutases in a symbiotic cnidarian Paola FURLA*, Sophie RICHIER, Pierre-Laurent MERLE, Ginette GARELLO, Amandine PLANTIVAUX, Didier FORCIOLI, Denis ALLEMAND 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 MORPHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE OF THE VARIATION IN THE LIGHT AMPLIFICATION CAPACITY OF CORAL SKELETON Susana ENRÍQUEZ*, Eugenio MÉNDEZ, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG, Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Characterization of optical properties of reef-building coral skeletons Vadim BACKMAN, Margaret SIPLE, Erin DALY, Andrew FANG, Mark WESTNEAT, Vladimir TURZHITSKY, Jeremy ROGERS, Luisa MARCELINO* 305
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 In Hospite Operation of the Photosystem II Repair Cycle in Symbiotic Dinoflagellates Xavier HERNANDEZ-PECH*, Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Asymbiotic Coral Larvae Preferentially Acquire Free-living Symbiodinium From The Sediment Rather Than From The Water Column Lisa ADAMS*, Vivian CUMBO, Misaki TAKABAYASHI 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Dynamic Establishment of Coral-Dinoflagellate Symbioses in Heat Stressed Coral Juveniles David ABREGO*, Bette WILLIS, Madeleine VANOPPEN 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Initiation of Coral/Algal Symbioses: The Role of Cell Surface Lectin/Glycan Interactions in Recognition and Specificity Elisha WOOD-CHARLSON*, Virginia WEIS 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Variability in cell surface glycan profiles across a range of Symbiodinium dinoflagellate types. Daniel LOGAN*, Anne LAFLAMME, Virginia WEIS, Simon DAVY 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Identification and Expression Analysis of Symbiotically Enhanced Coral mRNAs Ikuko YUYAMA*, Toshiki WATANABE 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes: Apoptosis and autophagy in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. Simon DUNN*, Sophie DOVE 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Potential Parental Effects on Establishment and Maintenance of Cnidarian-Algal Symbioses Daniel POLAND*, Andrew HANNES, Mary Alice COFFROTH 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Cell-cycle regulation in the dinoflagellate-cnidarian symbiosis Santiago PEREZ*, John PRINGLE, Carlo CARUSO 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Functional diversity in the symbiotic interactions between coral and Symbiodinium Michael STAT*, Emily MORRIS, Ruth GATES 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Introduction of Foreign Genes in Symbiodinium: A strategy to Study the Function of the Cytoskeleton and other Proteins Marco VILLANUEVA*, Tania ISLAS-FLORES, Claudia MORERA, Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO, Patricia THOMÉ-ORTIZ, Frantisek BALUSKA, Diedrik MENZEL, Boris VOIGT 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Redistribution of Endosymbiotic Dinoflagellates between Different Tissue Layers in Coral Larvae Hui-Ju HUANG*, Li-Hsueh WANG, Hui-Jun KANG, Lee-Shing FANG, Chii-Shiarng CHEN 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Juvenile corals acquire more carbon from high-performance algal symbionts Neal CANTIN*, Madeleine VAN OPPEN, Bette WILLIS, Jos MIEOG, Andrew NEGRI 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Determinant of Histoincompatibility Reactions in Corals Michio HIDAKA*, Diah PERMATA 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Developmental Mechanisms and the Onset of Symbiosis in Scleractinian Coral Embryos Heather Q. MARLOW*, Mark Q. MARTINDALE 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 A computational model for gene regulation of early development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis and the coral Acropora millepora Jaap KAANDORP*, Konstantin KOZLOV, Vitaly GURSKY, Yves FOMEKONG NANFACK, Maksat ASHYRALIYEV, Marten POSTMA, Maria SAMSONOVA, Alexander SAMSONOV, David MILLER, Joke BLOM 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Circadian clock genes in the coral Stylophora pistillata, Red Sea Eli SHEMESH*, Oren LEVY 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Physiology of Calcification and Light-Enhanced Calcification : the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata as a Model Sylvie TAMBUTTÉ*, Eric TAMBUTTÉ, Didier ZOCCOLA, Aurélie MOYA, Denis ALLEMAND 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Differential Expression of Genes between Light and Dark Calcification Aurélie MOYA*, Sylvie TAMBUTTÉ, Guillaume BÉRANGER, Béatrice GAUME, Jean-Claude SCIMECA, Séverine LOTTO, Denis ALLEMAND, Didier ZOCCOLA 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Photoacclimation, photoadaptation and coral bleaching Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO* 305
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Thermal Stress Stimulates the Production of Nitric Oxide in Symbiodinium microadriaticum : Is Nitric Oxide a Key Molecule in the Coral Bleaching Phenomenon? Josée Nina BOUCHARD*, Hideo YAMASAKI 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Induced bleaching of Stylophora pistillata by darkness stress and its subsequent recovery Zvy DUBINSKY*, Shachar KOREN, Osnat CHOMSKY 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Cellular defense in corals: characterisation and functional analysis of a multi-xenobiotic resistance (P-glycoprotein) gene homolog in the reef-building coral Montastraea franksi Alexander VENN*, Jennifer QUINN, Ross JONES, Andrea BODNAR 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Comparative analysis of the gastrodermal proteome of scleractinian coral (Euphyllia glabrescens) in heat stressed and subsequently bleached state Shao-En PENG*, I-Te LEE, L.H. WANG, H.J. HUANG, Lee-Shing FANG, Chii-Shiarng CHEN 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 The effect of temperature on integrin-mediated adhesion in the sea anemone, Aiptasia pulchella Sara SAWYER*, Gina PAULAUSKIS 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Long-term Changes in the Chlorophyll Fluorescence of Bleached and Recovering Corals from Hawaii Lisa RODRIGUES*, Andrea GROTTOLI, Michael LESSER 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Mechanisms of Coral Bleaching and Cell Death under Thermal Stress Badrun NESA*, Michio HIDAKA 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Characterizing bleaching responses in corals exposed to DCMU, copper, and elevated temperature using PAM fluorimetry and gene expression profiling. Amy ANDERSON*, Alexander VENN, Ross JONES, Michael MORGAN 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Differential stability of the photosynthetic membrane of symbiotic dinoflagellates in response to elevated temperature Erika M. DÍAZ-ALMEYDA, Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO, Patricia E. THOMÉ* 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 The Role of Oxidative DNA Damage and Repair in Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbiosis Breakdown Joshua MEISEL*, Ruth REEF, Mauricio RODRIGUEZ-LANETTY, Sophie DOVE, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG 305
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Cell-Death Pathways associated with Vibrio Infection and inhibition of heat shock proteins and Apoptosis cell death signals in CLADE subtypes A,B,C,D James CERVINO*, Nancy KRUCHER, Konrad HUGHEN 305