14 Jul 2021 - 21:54
Highlights For the first time, scientists have seen stony coral cells engulf dinoflagellates – single-celled, photosynthetic algae that are crucial for keeping coral alive The researchers used a...
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8 Jul 2021 - 11:41
Dinoflagellates are single-celled algae that are essential for keeping corals healthy. When dinoflagellates are added to coral cell in a petri dish, the coral cells quickly engulf the algae. At OIST...
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26 Apr 2021 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have successfully grown cells from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, in petri dishes The cell lines were created by separating out of cells from coral larvae, which then...
Type: Press release
23 Apr 2021 - 18:05
Corals are the one of the simplest animals, with only two layers of cells (called germ layers) forming in early embryonic development – an inner layer, the endoderm, and an outer layer, the ectoderm...
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23 Apr 2021 - 18:03
Planula larva of Acropora tenuis. This image was reproduced from "Establishing sustainable cell lines of a coral, Acropora tenuis" by Kawamura et al, Marine Biotechnology.
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23 Apr 2021 - 18:02
The microscope image shows three of the cell lines established in the study, ranging in color and form. This image was reproduced from "Establishing sustainable cell lines of a coral, Acropora tenuis...
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22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Coral within the family Acropora are fast growers and thus important for reef growth, island formation, and coastal protection but, due to global environmental pressures, are in decline...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
The 18 coral species that had their genome sequenced as part of this research. A-O are the 15 species from the Acropora genus, whereas P-R are the other three species. 
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15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
This research showed that the ancestors of Acropora corals diverged from other corals around 120 million years ago and the Acropora genus gained 28 additional gene families before it underwent...
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8 Jul 2020 - 09:00
The crown-of-thorns starfish collected in the Ryukyus fell into five, small groups that diverged relatively recently. The tree suggests that new lineages arise due to contractions in population size.
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8 Jul 2020 - 08:58
The blue starfish collected in the Ryukyus fell into two major lineages, with the second lineage comprised of two distinct groups. Individuals from both major lineages had not interbred despite...
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