Coral cells engulf dinoflagellates

8. July 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, Professor Nori Satoh, who leads the Marine Genomics Unit, is studying the interaction between coral cells and dinoflagellates.

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Dr. Kaz Kawamura and Dr. Satoko Sekida, Kochi University
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