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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Sea-green symbiosis
Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Microscope

Image provided by Carly Hill, Bruce Fouke Lab
Research funded by the Office of Naval Research

This image illustrates algae living symbiotically with the coral. Studying the relationship between coral and microbes helps researchers understand how environmental factors such as climate change affect coral health. To create this image, 11,000 two-dimensional pictures were combined to make a three-dimensional computer model.