Establishment of Coral–Algal Symbiosis Requires Attraction and Selection

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Coral reef ecosystems are based on coral-zooxanthellae symbiosis. During the initiation of symbiosis, majority of corals acquire their own zooxanthellae (specifically from the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium) from surrounding environments. The mechanisms underlying the initial establishment of symbiosis have attracted much interest, and numerous field and… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097003

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