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Science Daily: World's first simultaneous genetic sequencing of host coral, symbiont algae


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Coral health and survival largely depend on the interaction between the host coral, a photosynthetic symbiont algae, and an associated community of micro-organisms. Hence, constructing a genetic dataset of the entire coral community, or so-called the coral holobiont, is essential for understanding their molecular interactions. Researchers have successfully sequenced the genetic information of the Porites australiensis coral and its symbionts.

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