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dc.contributor.authorFeng, Danqingzh_CN
dc.contributor.author冯丹青zh_CN
dc.contributor.authorKe, Caihuanzh_CN
dc.contributor.author柯才焕zh_CN
dc.contributor.authorLu, Changyizh_CN
dc.contributor.author卢昌义zh_CN
dc.contributor.authorLi, Shaojingzh_CN
dc.contributor.author李少菁zh_CN
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T08:02:18Z
dc.date.available2011-04-26T08:02:18Z
dc.date.issued2010-01zh_CN
dc.identifier.citationMARINE AND FRESHWATER BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSIOLOGY,2010,43(1):11-24zh_CN
dc.identifier.issn1023-6244zh_CN
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1080/10236240903523204zh_CN
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.xmu.edu.cn/handle/2288/1773
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effects of two environmental factors, temperature and light, on larval settlement and metamorphosis in the solitary ascidian Styela canopus. The results revealed that larval settlement rates decreased with increasing temperature in the range 12-30 degrees C. We also demonstrated for the first time that pre-settlement metamorphosis of ascidian larvae can occur as a function of temperature. We suggest this could be an adaptation to avoid the greater energetic cost of active larval swimming, presumably resulting from the increasing temperature. They are able to metamorphose into passive drifting post-larvae and to continue planktonic life. This finding has implications for larval dispersal, especially under conditions of ocean warming. In addition, the effect of light intensity on larval settlement and metamorphosis was significantly different between photoperiods of 24 L : 0 D and 12 L : 12D. These results provide some insight into the complex cues affecting settlement and metamorphosis of ascidian larvae and ascidian distribution in nature.zh_CN
dc.description.sponsorshipXiamen Sci-Tech Bureau [3502Z20073014]; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) [40276041, 40676081]zh_CN
dc.language.isoenzh_CN
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDzh_CN
dc.subjectascidianzh_CN
dc.subjectlarvazh_CN
dc.subjectStyela canopuszh_CN
dc.subjectbehaviorzh_CN
dc.subjectsettlementzh_CN
dc.subjectmetamorphosiszh_CN
dc.subjectpre-settlementzh_CN
dc.subjecttemperaturezh_CN
dc.subjectlightzh_CN
dc.titleThe influence of temperature and light on larval pre-settlement metamorphosis: a study of the effects of environmental factors on pre-settlement metamorphosis of the solitary ascidian Styela canopuszh_CN
dc.typeArticlezh_CN


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