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.

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