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Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates

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Johnson, CR and Lewis, TE and Nichols, DS and Degnan, BM (1997) Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium, Panama, June 24-29,1996. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama, pp. 1219-1224. ISBN 0935868909

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Abstract

In reviewing the complexity and diversity of bacterial mediation of settlement and metamorphosis of marine invertebrate larvae, we give particular attention to settlement and metamorphosis on macroscopic biological substrata, focusing on bacteria-mediated induction of larvae by non-geniculate coralline algae. We consider the evolution of interactions between marine substrata, bacteria and larvae, and offer arguments as to why natural selection may favour these interactions. We speculate that bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates might be more widespread than is generally recognised.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Publisher: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Page Range: pp. 1219-1224
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:18
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1290
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