Tag: Symbiodinium

A super-algae to save our seas

Phys.org reports that coral reefs are our most diverse marine habitat and provide over US$30 billion to the world economy every year, directly supporting over 500 million people. However, they are vulnerable with climate change impact models predicting that most of our coral reefs will be eradicated within this century if we…

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On dinoflagellate algae’s symbiosis with corals

Dinoflagellates are among the most prolific organisms on the planet, forming the basis of the oceanic food chain, and their close symbiotic relationships with corals help maintain healthy reefs. However, because dinoflagellates have unusually large genomes, very few species have been sequenced…

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