Mikhail Matz

Mikhail Matz

Aug 23, 2016

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About This Project

Will corals be able to evolve in response to climate change? One way to find out is to compare genomes of fossil corals to present-day corals to see how much evolution has happened in response to past climate changes. The main challenge is to extract fossil coral DNA and to demonstrate that we can sequence it and make sense of it. Our project will attempt this for the first time. If successful, the whole new field of coral paleogenomics will be born.

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