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Viral Effects on Coral

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Although it may seem strange, viruses play a vital role in the health of coral reefs. Because viruses are extremely diverse and very organism specific, many different components of a coral colony may be affected by them. Viruses are known to infect coral polyp tissue, symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae, and bacteria. Perhaps the most detrimental […]