Nutrient Pollution and Predation Differentially Affect Innate Immune Pathways in the Coral Porites porites

  title={Nutrient Pollution and Predation Differentially Affect Innate Immune Pathways in the Coral Porites porites},
  author={Katherine E. Dougan and Mark C. Ladd and Corinne Fuchs and Rebecca Vega Thurber and Deron E. Burkepile and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Reef-building corals face a multitude of threats not only from global climate change but also local stressors such as nutrient pollution. Nutrient enrichment can amplify the negative effects of predation on corals by facilitating dysbiosis in the coral microbiome that leads to coral mortality. These patterns suggest that nutrient pollution might suppress the capacity of the coral immune system to respond to microbial infections that follow mechanical injury from predation. Here, we measured the… 

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