Clownfish in anemone

Clownfish in anemone

A clownfish peers out of an anemone in a tank at Georgia Aquarium. Anemones usually sting, kill and eat fish, but not clownfish. Georgia Tech researchers found that the microbial colonies in the slime covering clownfish shifted markedly when the nested in an anemone. Could the microbes be putting out chemical messengers that pacify the fish killer? Credit: Georgia Tech / Ben Brumfield

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

Categories
Student Research, Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
Clownfish, Symbiosis, microbiome, microbe, microbial, microbial biochemistry, Anemone, sea anemone, DNA barcode, Mutualism, mutualistic relationships, mutualistic syntrophy
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 5, 2018 - 4:34pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018 - 4:34pm