Exploring the Symbiodinium rare biosphere provides evidence for symbiont switching in reef-building corals

  title={Exploring the Symbiodinium rare biosphere provides evidence for symbiont switching in reef-building corals},
  author={Nadine M Boulotte and Steven Dalton and Andrew G Carroll and Peter L Harrison and Hollie M Putnam and Lesa M. Peplow and Madeleine J H van Oppen},
  booktitle={The ISME Journal},
Reef-building corals possess a range of acclimatisation and adaptation mechanisms to respond to seawater temperature increases. In some corals, thermal tolerance increases through community composition changes of their dinoflagellate endosymbionts (Symbiodinium spp.), but this mechanism is believed to be limited to the Symbiodinium types already present in the coral tissue acquired during early life stages. Compelling evidence for symbiont switching, that is, the acquisition of novel… CONTINUE READING
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