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Histological Analysis of Reproductive Trends of Three Porites Species from Kane'ohe Bay, Hawai'i

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Title: Histological Analysis of Reproductive Trends of Three Porites Species from Kane'ohe Bay, Hawai'i
Authors: Neves, Elizabeth G.
Issue Date: Apr 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Neves EG. 2000. Histological analysis of reproductive trends of three Porites species from Kane'ohe Bay, Hawai'i. Pac Sci 54(2): 195-200.
Abstract: Gonad development and synchrony among Porites compressa, P.
Zobata, and P. evermanni colonies, collected in Kane'ohe Bay during the summer
of 1997, were histologically examined and compared. All three species are
gonochoric broadcast spawners, releasing gametes predominantly around the
time of full moon during the breeding season. Histological sections of fertile
polyps confirmed the maturity of gonads and presence of zooxanthellae surrounding
the oocytes and moving into the ooplasm of the mature eggs before
spawning.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1615
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 54, Number 2, 2000



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