Confocal Microscopy Used to Profile Coral Diseases and to Distinguish Infectious Disease from the Effects of Chemical Pollution, and the Effects of Climate Change

Focus Area

Wildlife & Ecosystems

Subcommittee

Natural Resources

Status

Archived

Cost

$100,000-$249,000

Timeframe

2-3 years

Research Idea Scope

Confocal Microscopy coupled with vital stains, can be used to characterize and profile disease states in coral. We wish to compare the appearance of various reef forming coral and algal

Urgency and Payoff

These studies should provide a method to directly and immediately assess and evaluate the toxicity of various compounds found in highway runoff on larval and adult corals.

Suggested By

William Van Peeters, Resource Center San Francisco CA FHWA DOT, Telephone: 415 744 0116

[email protected]

Submitted

05/14/2008