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Genetics reveal that reef corals and their algae live together but evolve independently
June 10, 2014
New research reveals that Caribbean corals and the algae that inhabit them form a remarkably stable relationship--new knowledge that can serve as an important tool in preserving and restoring vital reef-building corals. The research could be used to decide which heat-tolerant corals to bring into nurseries, to grow and to replant back on the reef to restore healthy coral populations.
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