Buchsbaum, Vicki Mabel
Behavioral and Physiological Responses to Light by the Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima as Related to its Algal Endosymbionts.
PhD thesis, Stanford University.
The endosymbiosis of algae with invertebrates may be
viewed with at least two major orientations. On the one
hand, one may focus on the plant and animal as essentially
separate organisms living together, as the word symbiosis
states. The products which are exchanged between the plant
and animal and the effects of the association on either
partner are then of particular interest. On the other hand,
one may consider the partnership as an entity, and attempt to investigate the physiology, behavior, etc. of the symbiotic association, observing what differences may appear
between the "plant-animal" and analogous non-symbiotic
organisms. It is the second approach which I have tried to
take in this thesis. I have concentrated on some effects
of light on symbiotic and aposymbiotic sea anemones of the
species Anthopleura elegantissima, particularly with respect
to pigmentation and several types of behavior.
||Behavioral and Physiological Responses to Light by the Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima as Related to its Algal Endosymbionts
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||The dissertation contains 5 pages of color photographs. These are included in the dissertation, but those are B&W and at relatively low resolution. They were then re-scanned in color. A separate file with color jpg versions of the images is here.
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||29 Sep 2011 18:54
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