This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel report on genetic features found in the coral symbiotic algae Symbiodinium thermophilum in the spectacularly saline, witheringly warm waters of the Persian/Arabian Gulf — an environment that has formed in fewer than 6,000 years. When the team used targeted sequencing to compare the genetic diversity of S.

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