Xavier Pochon

Xavier Pochon

Cawthron Institute  (New Zealand)
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Xavier is a marine phylogeneticist with an academic background in coral reef symbioses, species diversity and evolution.His research at Cawthron involves the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) tools for rapid and cost-effective monitoring of a range of marine organisms present in complex environmental samples, such as seawater, sediment and biofouling.- See more at:


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

10.1186   1472 6785 9 21 Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100 m depths) coral Leptoseris | article
Chan YL, Pochon X, Fisher MA, Wagner D, Concepcion GT, Kahng SE, Toonen RJ, Gates RD (2009)
BMC Ecol
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10.1098   rspb.2010.1681 Azooxanthellate? Most Hawaiian black corals contain Symbiodinium | article
Wagner D, Pochon X, Irwin L, Toonen RJ, Gates RD (2011)
Proc Biol Sci 278:1323-1328
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10.3354   meps11108 Fluorescent proteins in dominant mesophotic reef-building corals | article
Roth MS, Padilla-Gamiño JL, Pochon X, Bidigare RR, Gates RD, Smith AM, Spalding HL (2015)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 521:63-79
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10.1098   rsos.140351 Depth specialization in mesophotic corals (Leptoseris spp.) and associated algal symbionts in Hawai‘i | article
Pochon X, Forsman ZH, Spalding HL, Padilla-Gamiño JL, Smith CM, Gates RD (2015)
R Soc Open Sci 2:140351
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