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Coral animals combat stress with sulphur

Photosynthetic algal symbionts of corals produce sulphur substances that are involved in the regulation of ocean temperatures. In a twist to the tale, it emerges that coral animals produce the same compounds. See Letter p.677

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Figure 1: Corals and DMSP.

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