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Unveiling asexual reproductive traits in black corals: polyp bail-out in Antipathella subpinnata

Abstract : Cnidarians are known to undergo reverse development as a survival mechanism against adverse environmental conditions. Polyp bail-out consists in the polyps' detachment from the mother colony due to stressful conditions, followed by a complete tissue and cells rearrangement and in some cases in a regression into a simple, ciliated form. Here we describe a massive polyp bail-out event occurred in the mesophotic black coral Antipathella subpinnata in reared conditions. This is the first report of a bail-out event in this species providing new insights into the life cycle and ecology of black corals.
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Martina Coppari, Lara Fumarola, Lorenzo Bramanti, Pascal Romans, Rémi Pillot, et al.. Unveiling asexual reproductive traits in black corals: polyp bail-out in Antipathella subpinnata. Coral Reefs, Springer Verlag, 2020, 39, ⟨10.1007/s00338-020-02018-1⟩. ⟨hal-02986281⟩

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