Competition between coral and algae on a reef is mediated by the interaction between all of their associated viruses, bacteria and biochemicals. Credit: Ty Roach.
HIMB’s Ty Roach, and other researchers, were recently published in PNAS for their study focusing on the competition between coral and turf algae.
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HIMB postdoc Kelle Freel and HIMB researcher Mike Rappé sampling seawater in Kaneohe Bay in order to make growth media and isolate marine bacteria. Credit: A. Murat Eren.