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What's Killing the Coral Reefs?

February 2, 2009

PhyloChip A DNA microarray developed at Berkeley Lab may help scientists learn how to preserve coral, one of the ocean's most important denizens. The technology tracks changes in microbial populations that indicate coral disease. Full Story

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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