Researchers have discovered bacteria closely related to chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection in humans, on the Great Barrier Reef.
- New research has discovered a Chlamydia-like bacteria in corals of the Great Barrier Reef
- The findings could help scientists understand the coral microbiome and its impact on coral reef health
- Researchers said the possibility that bacteria living inside coral tissues are interacting with each other “is quite thrilling”
It’s the first time the bacteria has been described in corals.
The team, led by the University of Melbourne, found two types of…