Surprise Surprise, in a coral's Genome!

23 September, 2022

Octavio Salazar and Prof Manuel Aranda were analyzing the genomes of corals and their dinoflagellate endosymbionts to understand their interactions that could prevent coral bleaching when they discovered a cysteine (semiessential aminoacid) biosynthesis pathway in the coral Acropora loripes, which was only known of in bacteria and fungi.

Read the full story in KAUST Discovery or in Science Advances