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Molecular techniques explain how the Great Barrier Reef corals survived tough conditions – News-Medical.net

In a ground-breaking new study, scientists used innovative molecular techniques to explain how corals on the east coast of Australia survived previous tough conditions–enabling…

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In a ground-breaking new study, scientists used innovative molecular techniques to explain how corals on the east coast of Australia survived previous tough conditions–enabling the Great Barrier Reef to become the vast reef it is today.
We sequenced the genomes of 150 individual colonies of the same species of corals and used this to find out which genes are important for survival in inshore reefs.”
Dr Ira Cooke, Study Lead Author, James Cook University
“Genomes are like a time capsule containing…

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