Review of coral-bacterial relationship

A review article discussing the importance of associations between microorganisms and their invertebrate coral hosts has recently been published. The study of coral–bacteria interactions is an emerging field, driven by the necessity to understand the microbial relationships that both maximize coral health and cause coral disease.

Mouchka, M. E., Hewson, I., & Harvell, C. D., 2010. Coral-associated bacterial assemblages: Current knowledge and the potential for climate-driven impacts. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(4): 662-674.

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