Bacteria in the coelenteron of Anthozoa

Author(s)
Gerhard J. Herndl, Branko Velimirov
Abstract

Coelenteric bacterial densities of four Mediterranean anthozoan species, Parazoanthus axinellae (Schmidt), Anemonia sulcata (Pennant), Leptopsammia pruvoti (Lac.-Duth.), Cladocora cespitosa (L.) and one tropical species, Stoichactis giganteum (Forskal) were investigated in situ and under controlled laboratory conditions. Bacterial densities of the coelenteric fluid (CF) of all species obtained from in situ investigations were generally higher than those of the ambient water. Incubation experiments with the CF indicate that all species release bacteriolytic substances if bacterial number exceeds a threshold density; below this critical value there is a build-up of bacteria in the coelenteron.

Organisation(s)
Journal
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Volume
93
Pages
115-130
No. of pages
16
ISSN
0022-0981
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0981(85)90153-4
Publication date
01-1985
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
106021 Marine biology
Keywords
Anemonia sulcata, Anthozoa, bacteria-Anthozoa association, bacteriolysis, Cladocora cespitosa, coelenteric bacteria, Leptopsammia pruvoti, Parazoanthus axinellae, Stoichactis giganteum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Aquatic Science
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/bacteria-in-the-coelenteron-of-anthozoa(4c01f467-108d-47c7-8af9-954551b009f6).html