Without question coral bleaching is one of the leading causes of global coral mortality. but there is another huge threat facing the world’s reefs: coral disease. MSC PhD student Rebecca Certner explains why.
A new study by Associate Professor Steve Vollmer and recent PhD recipient Liz Hemond identifies spatial and temporal differences in gene expression in Caribbean staghorn coral.
MSC graduate student offers genetic evidence indicating that distinct regions of a coral colony perform different functions.
Many coral reefs around the globe suffer from white band disease. Researchers at the MSC are looking into the innate immune system of some of these Acroporid corals.