|Effect of light on the zooxanthellae numbers and chlorophyll level in Tridacna squamosa |
Yasin, Z.B.; Shau-Hwai, A.T. (1998). Effect of light on the zooxanthellae numbers and chlorophyll level in Tridacna squamosa . Spec. Publ. Phuket Mar. Biol. Cent. 18(1): 89-94
In: Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication. Phuket Marine Biological Center: Phuket. ISSN 0858-3633, more
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- Yasin, Z.B.
- Shau-Hwai, A.T.
This study investigated the effect of different light intensities on the zooxanthella numbers and chlorophyll a level in Tridacna squamosa. The number of zooxanthellae and chlorophyll a level were calculated from 10 animals at each study location with different light intensities. The density of zooxanthellae increased when the exposure to sunlight decreased. The chlorophyll a level also increased with low levels of light intensity. Aspects concerning the physiology of zooxanthellae and chlorophyll, which have relevance to giant clams, are reviewed.