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Coral Genomes Could Aid Reef Conservation


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Ewen* Callaway

Source: Nature

July 24, 2011


"One of the coral species hit hardest by climate change has become the first to have its genome published. The genome of the branching coral Acropora digitifera appears online today in Nature1. The draft sequence of a related species common on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, was released online earlier this month, prior to formal publication.


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