Ancestral genetic diversity associated with the rapid spread of stress-tolerant coral symbionts in response to Holocene climate change

Benjamin C. C. Hume, Christian R. Voolstra, Chatchanit Arif, Cecilia D’Angelo, John A. Burt, Gal Eyal, Yossi Loya, Jörg Wiedenmann

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Coral communities in the Persian/Arabian Gulf (PAG) withstand unusually high salinity levels and regular summer temperature maxima of up to ∼35 °C that kill conspecifics elsewhere. Due to the recent formation of the PAG and its subsequent shift to a hot climate, these corals have had only
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4416-4421
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 4 2016

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