Photosymbiosis and the Evolution of Modern Coral Reefs

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Science  12 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5775, pp. 857-858
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123701

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The algae in coral reefs do not leave behind fossils, so deciphering their coevolution with corals is difficult. Isotope measurements can help reveal these ancient relationships.