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Friday Fellow: Branching Vase Sponge

by Piter Kehoma Boll

A fascinating group of animals that has not yet joined the Friday Fellows are the sponges. Different from all other animals, sponges have a unique body structure that behaves more like a plant or fungus. 353 kata lagi

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Interactive effects of temperature and pCO2 on sponges: from the cradle to the grave

As atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise, associated ocean warming (OW) and ocean acidification (OA) are predicted to cause declines in reef-building corals globally, shifting reefs from coral-dominated systems to those dominated by less sensitive species. 305 kata lagi

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Restructuring of the sponge microbiome favors tolerance to ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is increasing and affects many marine organisms. However, certain sponge species can withstand low-pH conditions. This may be related to their complex association with microbes. 203 kata lagi

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One of my favourite times: University life

The first in a regular series on favourite times.

The old cliché: those were the best days of my life… As a student in Edinburgh from 2002-2006 I frequented a club that was neither classy nor credible. 560 kata lagi

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