Behind the science

Prasetia et al. 2017


Reproductive biology of the deep brooding coral Seriatopora hystrix: Implications for shallow reef recovery

Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Hashizume K, Harii S

Journal.pone.0177034
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Seriatopora hystrix in the field
(C) Frederic Sinniger / HariiLab


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Rian Prasetia cutting fixed and decalcified polyps to observe the histology of gonad development
(C) Zongyan Shi


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Colonies isolated in independent buckets with soft flow of running seawater while waiting for larval release
(C) Saki Harii


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Saki Harii and Rian Prasetia observing planula release and collecting planulae in the wet laboratory
(C) Frederic Sinniger


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Saki Harii and Frederic Sinniger observing mother colonies and planulae using blue light to take advantage of the green fluorescence emitted by the planulae (the `pink ambiance` is provided by lightning of algae cultures unrelated to this research)
(C) Giovanni Casari / Azzuro-Imaging


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The birth of a young Seriatopora hystrix shining in the dark. The absence of Green Fluorescence Protein (GFP) in this mother colony provides a perfect contrast to observe the GFP-rich larva coming out of the polyp using blue light and adequate filter.
(C) Rian Prasetia / HariiLab