Sunday, January 28, 2018

Coral lifestyles reflected in their genes

A comparison of the genomes of two species of coral demonstrates unexpected genetic diversity.

The first comparative genome study between two corals reveals significant evolutionary differences. These findings could help scientists understand the resilience of corals and how they might respond to climate change.

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Image: KAUST researchers have sequenced the genome of the robust coral Stylophora pistillata. Comparisons with another coral species demonstrates that the two are far more genetically diverse than anticipated.
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