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Data from: Maternal effects and Symbiodinium community composition drive differential patterns in juvenile survival in the coral Acropora tenuis

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Data from: Maternal effects and Symbiodinium community composition drive differential patterns in juvenile survival in the coral Acropora tenuis
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2017-11-23
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2018-01-03
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English
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    Raw data and statistical analysis to evaluate parental effects on larval survivorship, larval weight, settlement success and juvenile survivorship.

    Abstract [Related Publication]: Coral endosymbionts in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium are known to impact host physiology and have led to the evolution of reef-building, but less is known about how symbiotic communities in early life-history stages and their interactions with host parental identity shape the structure of coral communities on reefs. Differentiating the roles of environmental and biological factors driving variation in population demographic processes, particularly larval settlement, early juvenile survival and the onset of symbiosis is key to understanding how coral communities are structured and to predicting how they are likely to respond to climate change. We show that maternal effects (that here include genetic and/or effects related to the maternal environment) can explain nearly 24% of variation in larval settlement success and 5–17% of variation in juvenile survival in an experimental study of the reef-building scleractinian coral, Acropora tenuis. After 25 days on the reef, Symbiodinium communities associated with juvenile corals differed significantly between high mortality and low mortality families based on estimates of taxonomic richness, composition and relative abundance of taxa. Our results highlight that maternal and familial effects significantly explain variation in juvenile survival and symbiont communities in a broadcast-spawning coral, with Symbiodinium type A3 possibly a critical symbiotic partner during this early life stage.

    The full methodology is available in the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below.

     

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    This dataset is available from Dryad in comma-separated values (.csv) format and R script. Dryad data package: Quigley KM, Willis BL, Bay LK (2016) Data from: Maternal effects and Symbiodinium community composition drive differential patterns in juvenile survival in the coral Acropora tenuis. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8b5g6

Related Publications
  1. Quigley, Kate M., Willis, Bette L., and Bay, Line K. (2016) Maternal effects and Symbiodinium community composition drive differential patterns in juvenile survival in the coral Acropora tenuis. Royal Society Open Science, 3. pp. 1-17.
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  1. Managed by: Ms Kate Quigley , katemarie.quigley@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  2. Associated with: Prof Bette Willis , bette.willis@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  3. Associated with: Dr Line Bay , line.bay@jcu.edu.au , Division of Research & Innovation, Marine Biology & Aquaculture, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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Ms Kate Quigley, katemarie.quigley@jcu.edu.au
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Fields of Research
  1. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
Keywords
  1. Symbiodinium
  2. settlement
  3. juvenile
  4. survivorship
  5. maternal effects
  6. coral reefs
  7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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CC 0: Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal
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Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
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  1. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8b5g6
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Quigley, K.; Willis, B.; Bay, L. (2016). Data from: Maternal effects and Symbiodinium community composition drive differential patterns in juvenile survival in the coral Acropora tenuis. James Cook University. (dataset). 4935944f7735b186c44bd75175751675