RSS Coral mucus impacts microbes in waters surrounding them

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  1. MASA Admin

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    Have you ever noticed your corals covered in mucus and wondered, what’s up with the slime? New research suggests that corals selectively remove and promote the growth of diverse picoplankton (planktonic bacteria and archaea) communities living in coral mucus, and that the mucus has an impact on the microbes in waters surrounding them. When corals are stressed, […]

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