Certain Color Varieties of a Coral Are More Protected from Bleaching
Certain Color Varieties of a Coral Are More Protected from Bleaching
In yellow-green and purple versions of the reef-building Acropora tenuis, the genes that code for particular fluorescent and other colorful proteins become more active in the summer, protecting symbiotic algae from thermal stress and resisting bleaching.
Certain Color Varieties of a Coral Are More Protected from Bleaching
Certain Color Varieties of a Coral Are More Protected from Bleaching

In yellow-green and purple versions of the reef-building Acropora tenuis, the genes that code for particular fluorescent and other colorful proteins become more active in the summer, protecting symbiotic algae from thermal stress and resisting bleaching.

In yellow-green and purple versions of the reef-building Acropora tenuis, the genes that code for particular fluorescent and other colorful proteins become more active in the summer, protecting symbiotic algae from thermal stress and resisting bleaching.

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