Changes in coral microbial communities in response to a natural pH gradient

  title={Changes in coral microbial communities in response to a natural pH gradient},
  author={Dalit Meron and Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa and Ross Cunning and Andrew C. Baker and Maoz Fine and Ehud Banin},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
Surface seawater pH is currently 0.1 units lower than pre-industrial values and is projected to decrease by up to 0.4 units by the end of the century. This acidification has the potential to cause significant perturbations to the physiology of ocean organisms, particularly those such as corals that build their skeletons/shells from calcium carbonate. Reduced ocean pH could also have an impact on the coral microbial community, and thus may affect coral physiology and health. Most of the studies… CONTINUE READING
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