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Probiotics to treat diseased coral? British scientist's suggestion

The possible applications of probiotics seem endless at times, don't they? New research from the University of Derby, and published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B' looks closely at the microbes involved in certain diseases known to be killing corals.

Diseases threatening the life of corals include White Band Disease (WBD), known to affect corals in the Caribbean, and a similar disease called White Syndrome, which affects corals in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Not only do these diseases erode coral reefs, meaning that we lose these beautiful organisms, but corals are homes to a number of species which feed and live in and around corals, and could die out altogether if they lose their habitat...

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