Dr. Newkirk, Dr. Martindale and Dr. Schnitzler Publish Paper in Frontiers in Microbiology
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Congratulations to recent Whitney Ph.D. graduate Dr. Newkirk, Whitney Laboratory's Dr. Martindale, Dr. Schnitzler, along with Dr. Thomas Frazer, Professor and Director of UF’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, who recently published a paper in the Frontiers in Microbiology titled "Adaptation to Bleaching: Are Thermotolerant Symbiodiniaceae Strains More Successful Than Other Strains Under Elevated Temperatures in a Model Symbiotic Cnidarian?"
In this manuscript they investigated the adaptability of Cassiopea to thermal stress when paired with different strains of Symbiodiniaceae. Their findings will hopefully help them to better understand how capable symbiotic cnidarians and their algal partners are in regards to adapting to future climate change.
Dr. Casandra Newkirk