Coral polyps with Symbiodinium growing on them

11 Jul 2013
Coral polyps with Symbiodinium (brown)

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.

Credit: 
Dr. Chuya Shinzato

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