Rapid evolution of coral proteins responsible for interaction with the environment.

Christian R. Voolstra, Shinichi Sunagawa, Mikhail V Matz, Till Bayer, Manuel Aranda, Emmanuel Buschiazzo, Michael K Desalvo, Erika Lindquist, Alina M Szmant, Mary Alice Coffroth, Mónica Medina

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Abstract

Corals worldwide are in decline due to climate change effects (e.g., rising seawater temperatures), pollution, and exploitation. The ability of corals to cope with these stressors in the long run depends on the evolvability of the underlying genetic networks and proteins, which remain largely unknown. A genome-wide scan for positively selected genes between related coral species can help to narrow down the search space considerably.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e20392
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2011

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