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Coral Disease and Immunity

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003877/00001

Material Information

Title: Coral Disease and Immunity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Anderson, III, David A.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Coral Disease
Immunity: Coral Reefs
Disease
PCR
Molecular Biology
Ecology
Honduras
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The health of coral reefs around the world has recently declined due to several environmental and anthropogenic factors including coral bleaching, nutrient enrichment, over-fishing, and coral diseases. The incidences of coral diseases have rapidly increased since the first report in 1965. Over 25 diseases and syndromes have been reported to affect a wide range of coral species in all major warm water reef systems studied to date. Only a handful of the causative agents for these diseases have been identified, and most remain uncharacterized beyond apparent symptoms. Research on coral disease has been dominated by ecological surveys and microbiological studies, but no investigations have attempted to identify and characterize novel coral molecular responses to disease that may be related to coral immunity. In this study we conducted an analysis of differential gene expression between diseased and healthy corals, from which mucus sample were collected in Honduras during the summer of 2007. Differential display PCR was used to identify putative differentially expressed immunity-related genes, which were cloned and sequenced. Sequences derived from this study that are likely of coral origin will be the first reported putative coral molecular responses to disease. The ultimate goal of this project is to characterize a number of these responses, and develop a molecular probe and field test that can be used to assess the health of corals and predict possible disease outbreaks.
Statement of Responsibility: by III, David A. Anderson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 A54
System ID: NCFE003877:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003877/00001

Material Information

Title: Coral Disease and Immunity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Anderson, III, David A.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Coral Disease
Immunity: Coral Reefs
Disease
PCR
Molecular Biology
Ecology
Honduras
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The health of coral reefs around the world has recently declined due to several environmental and anthropogenic factors including coral bleaching, nutrient enrichment, over-fishing, and coral diseases. The incidences of coral diseases have rapidly increased since the first report in 1965. Over 25 diseases and syndromes have been reported to affect a wide range of coral species in all major warm water reef systems studied to date. Only a handful of the causative agents for these diseases have been identified, and most remain uncharacterized beyond apparent symptoms. Research on coral disease has been dominated by ecological surveys and microbiological studies, but no investigations have attempted to identify and characterize novel coral molecular responses to disease that may be related to coral immunity. In this study we conducted an analysis of differential gene expression between diseased and healthy corals, from which mucus sample were collected in Honduras during the summer of 2007. Differential display PCR was used to identify putative differentially expressed immunity-related genes, which were cloned and sequenced. Sequences derived from this study that are likely of coral origin will be the first reported putative coral molecular responses to disease. The ultimate goal of this project is to characterize a number of these responses, and develop a molecular probe and field test that can be used to assess the health of corals and predict possible disease outbreaks.
Statement of Responsibility: by III, David A. Anderson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 A54
System ID: NCFE003877:00001

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