DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers

Published: 11/07/2019
DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers
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They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another. But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae has revealed a wealth of different species -- a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests.

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