Symbiotic Relationships on Coral Reefs Outline and references

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The Reef Community and the Symbiotic Relationships Exhibited

1. Background on the reef community
a. What is a coral reef?
b. Types of animals present in the coral reefs
c. The creation of a coral colony
d. How is a reef formed?

2. Symbiotic Relationships
a. Aquatic Energy Cycle
b. Definition of Symbiotic processes
c. Definition of Commensalisms
d. Definition of Parasitism
e. Examples of each

3. Conclusion

References Cited

Foster SA. 1985. Wound healing: a possible role of cleaning stations. Copeia. 875880.

Fritz, Sandy. 1995. The Living Reef. Popular Science. Vol. 246(5):48-54.

Goreau, T. F., N. I. Goreau, and T. J. Goreau. 1979. Corals and Coral Reefs. Scientific
American, 241:124-136.

Kaplan, Eugene H. 1982. Coral Reefs, Peterson Field Guide. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston.

Murdoch, Lesley. 1996. Discover the Great Barrier Reef. Harper Collins. Sydney.

Poulin, Robert.,Grutter, Alexandra S. 1996. Cleaning symbiosis: Proximate and adaptive explanations. Bioscience. Vol. 46:(7):512-522.

Ross, John F. 1998. The Miracle of the Reef. Smithsonian. Vol. 28(11):88-95.

Thompson, John N. 1999.The Evolution of Species Interactions. Science. Vol. 284:5423.

2000. Reef Encounters. Geographical Magazine. Vol. 72:7.

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