Wound repair in Montipora capitata

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
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We documented the microscopic morphology of tissue healing in Montipora capitata. Fragments from two healthy coral colonies were traumatized by scraping tissue and skeleton and monitored in flow-through seawater tables every 2-4. days for 40. days for gross and cellular changes. Grossly, corals appeared healed and repigmented by Day 40. Histologically, traumatized issues were undistinguishable from intact untraumatized tissues by Day 12. We suspect that the calicoblastic epidermis of basal body wall is pluripotential and can develop into surface epidermis when needed. ?? 2010.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wound repair in Montipora capitata
Series title Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
DOI 10.1016/j.jip.2010.05.009
Volume 105
Issue 1
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 116
Last page 119
Country United States
State Hawai'i
Other Geospatial Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu
Online Only (Y/N) N
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