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Study reveals corals' influence on reef microbes

As they grow, corals are bathed in a sea of marine microbes, such as bacteria, algae, and viruses. While these extremely abundant and tiny microorganisms influence coral communities in a variety of ways, a new study by researchers ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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Coral study reveals secrets of evolution

Corals first appeared on earth nearly half a billion years ago during the Cambrian Period of the Paleozoic Era. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle categorized corals as zoophyta, or "plant-animals", due to their plant-like ...

dateOct 05, 2016 in Evolution
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