Coral lifestyles reflected in their genes

28 January, 2018

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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