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coral plasticity definition

Postby Doug207 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:40 pm

Hi everyone

at the moment i have an exam on coral coming up and i can't find a clear cut definition of coral plasticity. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Darby » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:35 pm

There are lots of plasticity types, but the coral one seems to be about how, while a colony are all clones, there's a lot of variation among the individuals. That suggests a lot of gene expression variability - for some reason (probably because cnidaria are supposed to be "primitive"), that seems to surprise people.
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