, the complex canals in a coral colony connect all polyps to a holistic network, enabling them to collaborate in performing biological processes. There are various types of canals, including calice, axial canals, and other internal canals, with structures that are dynamically altered during different coral growth states due to internal calcium transport. In this study, we investigated the morphological changes in the corallite of six Acropora muricata
samples by high resolution micro-computed tomography, observing the patterns of calcium carbonate deposition within axial corallite during processes of new branch formation and truncated tip repair. We visualized the formation of a new branch from a calice and the calcium carbonate deposition in the axial canal. Furthermore, the diameter and volume changes of the axial canal in truncated branches during rebuilding processes were calculated, revealing that the volume ratio of calcareous deposits in the axial canal exhibit significant increases within the first three weeks, returning to levels in the initial state in the following week. This work demonstrates that calcium carbonate can be stored temporarily and then remobilized as needed for rapid growth. The results of this study shed light on the control of calcium carbonate deposition and growth of the axial corallite in Acropora
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