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Reef-Building Corals as a Tool for Climate Change Research in the Genomics Era

  • Filipa Godoy-Vitorino
  • Carlos Toledo-Hernandez
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Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 65)

Abstract

Coral reef ecosystems are among the most biodiverse habitats in the marine realm. They not only contribute with a plethora of ecosystem services, but they also are beneficial to humankind via nurturing marine fisheries and sustaining recreational activities. We will discuss the biology of coral reefs and their ecophysiology including the complex bacterial microbiota associated with them.

Keywords

Scleractinian corals Coral microbiome Holobiont Climate change Next-generation sequencing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filipa Godoy-Vitorino
    • 1
  • Carlos Toledo-Hernandez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Medical ZoologyUniversity of Puerto-Rico-School of Medicine, Medical Sciences CampusSan JuanUSA
  2. 2.Sociedad Ambiente MarinoSan JuanUSA

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