New publication on Symbiodinium gene expression variations published

11 February, 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.