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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Coral health hinges on an intricate relationship between the coral animal, photosynthetic algae of the family Symbiodiniaceae, and a microbial community of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, and viral associates collectively ...
Molecular characterization and effect of diagenesis and maturation of melanin in the fossil record (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Despite the fact that melanin is a ubiquitous pigment found in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals, little is known about its chemical preservation and distribution in the fossil record. Melanins are polymeric phenolic ...
Oceanic response observations due to passing tropical cyclones : an assessment of drag and sea spray parameterizations (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)Most traditional theories regarding upper oceanic response due to passing tropical cyclones involve an initial and predominant upwelling based on storms' strong cyclonic flow and resulting positive wind stress curl imparted ...