SICB Division of Ecology and Evolution (DEE)

DEE Researchers Database Entry

Changes in gene expression induced in coral hosts and dinoflagellate symbiont after infection
Part of my research is focused on the early establishment of symbiosis in two Caribbean coral species, Montastraea faveolata and Acropora palmata from a molecular perspective. Currently we are developing the genomic tools (microarrays and BAC libraries) to try to identify candidate genes involved in this symbiosis by comparing changes in gene expression both in the coral host and the dinoflagellate symbiont prior to and post-infection.