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New research at NYU Abu Dhabi suggests that corals produce molecules that can help resist disease

November 7, 2018
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New research at NYU Abu Dhabi suggests that corals produce molecules that can help resist disease

  Corals’ resistance to disease is highly dependent on their ability to maintain healthy surface microbiomes, a community of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi.

Recent research shows that corals’ resistance to disease depends on their ability to maintain healthy surface microbiomes, a community of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi.

  • Much like how our health is linked to maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, corals also resist disease by maintaining a healthy surface microbiome.
  • This study shows that corals can control their surroundings by producing unique molecules that can help recruit healthy microbiomes and fight parasitic microbes.
  • The study results have been published in Nature Communications Biology.
  • Researchers used water sampling in 18 coral colonies along the Abu Dhabi coast; each colony was sampled at different distances from the coral surface.

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