Reef Genomics

Australian scientists have announced that they will be mapping the genome of Acropora millepora, the dominant coral of the Great Barrier Reef, reports Agence France Presse. The researchers hope that this project will help them understand how the reef reacts to climate change and chemical runoff from farms. "It will help us to understand how corals build reefs — and why they fail to do so when they are under stress," James Cook University's David Miller says.

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