With the young corals obtained, the researchers want to identify factors that promote settlement and growth of the animals.
The Acropora corals used in the project belong to the most important genus of stony corals and are common inhabitants of coral reefs around the globe.
The scientists hope that the sexually reproduced young corals will be more resilient and better able to adapt to changing conditions.
By studying these adaptable young corals, the researchers now aim to identify factors that promote coral settlement and growth.
Explore further Scientists reproduce coral in lab, offering hope for reefsProvided by Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Published On: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:22:53 GMT