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Stanford biologists identify ancient stress response in corals

Stanford graduate student Lupita Ruiz-Jones takes a sample from the corals near Ofu Island, American Samoa

Stanford graduate student Lupita Ruiz-Jones takes a sample from the corals near Ofu Island, American Samoa

Zack Gold
Mar 9 2017

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Stanford marine biologists have discovered that corals activate a specific group of ancient, defensive genes when exposed to stressful environmental conditions. These stress-induced genes could serve as a kind of warning sign for coral bleaching events.