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New publication on Symbiodinium gene expression variations published

2/11/2016
In our latest publication we examined the transcriptomes of four species within one Symbiodinium clade (Clade B). We found species-specific expression differences to be consistently enriched for photosynthesis-related genes, likely reflecting selection pressures driving niche diversification. Such differences among individuals are potentially a major source of physiological variation, contributing to the functional diversity of coral holobionts composed of unique host-symbiont genotype pairings.