Sugar enrichment provides evidence for a role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching.

@article{Pogoreutz2017SugarEP,
  title={Sugar enrichment provides evidence for a role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching.},
  author={Claudia Pogoreutz and Nils R{\"a}decker and Anny C{\'a}rdenas and Astrid G{\"a}rdes and Christian R. Voolstra and Christian T. Wild},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={
          3838-3848
        }
}
The disruption of the coral-algae symbiosis (coral bleaching) due to rising sea surface temperatures has become an unprecedented global threat to coral reefs. Despite decades of research, our ability to manage mass bleaching events remains hampered by an incomplete mechanistic understanding of the processes involved. In this study, we induced a coral bleaching phenotype in the absence of heat and light stress by adding sugars. The sugar addition resulted in coral symbiotic breakdown accompanied… CONTINUE READING

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