Specificity is rarely absolute in coral-algal symbiosis: implications for coral response to climate change.

@article{Silverstein2012SpecificityIR,
  title={Specificity is rarely absolute in coral-algal symbiosis: implications for coral response to climate change.},
  author={Rachel Silverstein and Adrienne M. S. Correa and Andrew C. Baker},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1738},
  pages={2609-18}
}
Some reef-building corals have been shown to respond to environmental change by shifting the composition of their algal symbiont (genus Symbiodinium) communities. These shifts have been proposed as a potential mechanism by which corals might survive climate stressors, such as increased temperatures. Conventional molecular methods suggest this adaptive… CONTINUE READING

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