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Research Article

Transmission Mode Predicts Specificity and Interaction Patterns in Coral-Symbiodinium Networks

  • Nicholas S. Fabina mail,

    nsfabina@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Hollie M. Putnam,

    Affiliation: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Erik C. Franklin,

    Affiliation: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Michael Stat,

    Affiliations: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America, The UWA Oceans Institute and Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Institute of Marine Science, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Ruth D. Gates

    Affiliation: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Published: September 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044970

About the Authors

Nicholas S. Fabina
Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Hollie M. Putnam, Erik C. Franklin, Michael Stat, Ruth D. Gates
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America
Michael Stat
The UWA Oceans Institute and Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Michael Stat
Australian Institute of Marine Science, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: nsfabina@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NSF HMP ECF MS RDG. Performed the experiments: NSF HMP ECF MS. Analyzed the data: NSF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RDG. Wrote the paper: NSF HMP ECF MS RDG.