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Corals are marine animals in class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual "polyps". The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

A coral "head" is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a spineless animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species. Individual heads grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. Corals also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously over a period of one to several nights around a full moon.

 

 

 

 

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Coral Sequences (n) Reference
Acropora hyacinthus-larvae-Acropora_hyacinthus_univ_texas 130674 http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/matz_lab/matzlab/Data.html
Acropora millepora-larvae-Acropora_millepora_univ_texas 177143 http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/matz_lab/matzlab/Data.html
Acropora millepora-Larvae-Amil 99428 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-15 day old larvae infected with strain KB8-ApalJ_15OLI 891 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora palmata-15 day old larvae-ApalJ_15OL 852 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora palmata-96 hours post fertilization-ApalJ_96F 620 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora palmata-Adult colony-Apal_AC 1014 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-Adult colony-ApalJ_AC 691 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora palmata---Apal_Uni 4959 http://www.marinegenomics.org/node/27099
Acropora palmata-Early planulae-Apal_EP 1061 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-Late planulae infected-Apal_LPI 1305 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-Late planulae uninfected-Apal_LPU 1358 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-Pooled library-Apal_pool 9025 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora palmata-spawned eggs-ApalJ_SE 1097 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora palmata-Unfertilized egg-Apal_SE 884 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Acropora_millepora Genome 12559 http://coralbase.org/
Aiptasia pallida---Aip 4925 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea annularis ---Mann 2173 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea annularis ---Mann_2 215 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Adult colony infected-Mfav_AC 744 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Early planulae-Mfav_EP 147 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Late planulae infected-Mfav_LPI 194 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Late planulae uninfected-Mfav_LPU 682 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Pooled library-Mfav_pool 9768 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Montastraea faveolata-Unfertilized egg-Mfav_SE 76 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Porites astreoides-Adult tissue-Past 6681 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Porites astreoides-adult-Porites_astreoides_univ_texas 88120 http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/matz_lab/matzlab/Data.html
Symbiodinium sp. clade C3---C3 2632 http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/
Symbiodinium sp. strain KB8-in culture-KB8 1220 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Acropora digitifera Genome 18834 http://marinegenomics.oist.jp/acropora_digitifera