Bleached coral Caption: As marine heatwaves become more commonplace, coral reefs are expelling their microscopic and colorful algae and bleaching white. Scott Reef, Australia, April 2016. As marine heatwaves become more commonplace, coral reefs are expelling their microscopic and colorful algae and bleaching white. At OIST, Professor Nori Satoh, who leads the Marine Genomics Unit, is using cultures to investigate how individual algae and coral cells interact, and how bleaching occurs. Date: 08 July 2021 Credit: Australian Institute of Marine Science. This image has been cropped. Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Research Share on: Related Images A Neuronal Network in the Basal Ganglia The part colored in green shows PCDH17 expression. OIST Research on the Cover of Developmental Cell Developmental Cell, Vol. 25 No.4. May 28, 2013 Sir Michael Berry speaking in the OIST Auditorium 25 May 2013 Sir Michael Berry speaking to an audience of over 350 in the OIST Auditorium on 25 May 2013 Figure 3. Surprizing genome structure of Symbiodinium The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was published in the online version of Current Biology on July 11. This is a major advance in understanding the complex ecology of coral reefs.