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Marine Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 289–292 | Cite as

Turnover of photosynthetically fixed carbon in reef corals

  • K. E. Cooksey
  • B. Cooksey
Article

Abstract

Siderastrea siderea and Montastrea annularis were labeled in situ with NaH14CO3. The corals were sampled over a period of 11 days and the radioactivity remaining in the ethanolsoluble and ammonia-soluble fractions measured. Total radioactivity in the corals fell to about 1/3 after one night and then to about 1/3 in the next 10 days. The ethanol-soluble radioactivity is probably converted to the less soluble, ammonia-extractable, material in the dark.

Keywords

Reef Coral Total Radioactivity 
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© Springer-Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. E. Cooksey
    • 1
  • B. Cooksey
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Functional Biology, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

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