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HIGH GENETIC DIVERSITY IN CORALS FAVORING SURVIVAL

03 Dec 16

The researchers at the STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), and Naos Molecular and Marine Laboratories gathered ancient coral reef fossils and determined their ages by using high-resolution geologic dating methods. The coral species fossilized at different points of time were compared. They found that the species in the Orbicella genus, a class of reef-building corals, were among the best-represented ones.

They further evaluated the existing and past numbers of various Orbicella species by genome sequencing them.  They found that even single individuals contained their genetic material in two copies. In some cases, one copy differed from the other which is termed as a genetic variant.

The population sizes of different species at different periods were estimated by analyzing the degree of genetic variation at specific intervals across the genome. Findings revealed that about 1 and 2 million years ago, half of the coral species in the Caribbean had become extinct mostly due to drastic environmental changes.

The particular group that survived was the Orbicella genus. Thanks to their genetic variation. The scientists believe that this will enable their continuous adaption to future climatic changes as well. 


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Finding a Way to Smart Parking With The Help of Google Cloud IoT Core Platform

11 Dec 17

Parking has been a trouble that is growing each and every day with the rise in the number of vehicles. In a way to find out the solution to this problem the concept of Smart Parking has come. Smart ...
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Yet Another Phogat Sister made India Proud

11 Dec 17

The Phogat sisters’ name has been very familiar in the field of wrestling. They have been making our country proud by there wrestling. However, no one can deny that they got huge popularity s ...
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Enjoy Sarasota Chalk Festival

10 Dec 17

Sarasota Chalk Festival is an event that celebrates Italian street painting. The festival is an American cultural event of public art that celebrates this kind of performing art form of pavement ar ...
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Play Chess and Enjoy These Health Benefits

10 Dec 17

Chess is a game that can exercise brain which is the most crucial organ in our bodies. The Chess Grand master Bobby Fischer made it recognized in the 1950s and 1960s. Chess promotes brain grow ...
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Amazing Basketball Clubs Other than NBA

09 Dec 17

The world is getting more involved in the consistently growing basketball trend. Everyday a new student falls in love with the sport and begins dreaming about being a basketball player.  Each ...
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