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It's not easy being brownish-green

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Date Issued:
2008
Summary:
Sorites dominicensis is a common epiphytic foraminifera living throughout the Carribean and South Florida, and is commonly found living on turtle grass, Thalassia Testudinum. S. dominicensis plays host to algal symbionts related to those found in coral. Estimates for the numbers in these symbiotic populations are few, of limited scale, and vary widely. In this thesis we performed a large scale survey of the populations of algal symbionts living within the S. dominicensis population of Jupiter Sound. We then used this data to propose a linear model for the relationship between foraminiferal size and endosymbiont population, and to suggest explanations for the variability seen in the Jupiter Sound population.
Title: It's not easy being brownish-green.
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Name(s): Ross, Benjamin J.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: vi, 26 leaves : ill. (some col.).
Language(s): English
Summary: Sorites dominicensis is a common epiphytic foraminifera living throughout the Carribean and South Florida, and is commonly found living on turtle grass, Thalassia Testudinum. S. dominicensis plays host to algal symbionts related to those found in coral. Estimates for the numbers in these symbiotic populations are few, of limited scale, and vary widely. In this thesis we performed a large scale survey of the populations of algal symbionts living within the S. dominicensis population of Jupiter Sound. We then used this data to propose a linear model for the relationship between foraminiferal size and endosymbiont population, and to suggest explanations for the variability seen in the Jupiter Sound population.
Identifier: 281093912 (oclc), 77684 (digitool), FADT77684 (IID), fau:1504 (fedora)
Note(s): by Benjamin J. Ross.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 24-26.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2008 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Algae -- Ecology
Endosymbiosis
Marine ecology
Molecular evolution
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