The origin and role of organic matrix in coral calcification: insights from comparing coral skeleton and abiogenic aragonite

  • Thomas DeCarlo (Creator)

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Code and Raman spectrocopy data for "The origin and role of organic matrix in coral calcification: insights from comparing coral skeleton and abiogenic aragonite."

Understanding the mechanisms of coral calcification is critical for accurately projecting coral reef futures under ocean acidification and warming. Recent suggestions that calcification is primarily controlled by organic molecules and the biological activity of the coral polyp imply that ocean acidification may not affect skeletal accretion. The basis for these suggestions relies heavily on correlating the presence of organic matter with the orientation and disorder of aragonite crystals in the skeleton, carrying the assumptions that organic matter observed in the skeleton was produced by the polyp to control calcification. Here we use Raman spectroscopy to test whether there are differences in organic matter content between coral skeleton and abiogenic aragonites precipitated from seawater, both before and after thermal annealing (heating).
Date made available5 May 2018
PublisherCode Ocean

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The origin and role of organic matrix in coral calcification: Insights from comparing coral skeleton and abiogenic aragonite

DeCarlo, T. M., Ren, H. & Farfan, G. A., 15 May 2018, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 5, MAY, 170.

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    DeCarlo, T. (Creator) (5 May 2018). The origin and role of organic matrix in coral calcification: insights from comparing coral skeleton and abiogenic aragonite. Code Ocean. 10.24433/co.64bbb844-1796-402a-8e4a-1b6980e490bf