Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2018

Corals And Algae Have Existed Much Longer Than Once Thought, New Study Suggests

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Corals And Algae Have Existed Much Longer Than Once Thought, New Study Suggests

A recently published paper suggests that the relationship between corals and algae has been in place for far longer than once believed, with both organisms possibly surviving the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs.

According to a report from BBC News, corals and algae are organisms that are known to depend on each other for survival. This symbiotic relationship, as it is known, was once thought to have started approximately 60 million years ago, but in a study published in the journal Current Biology on Tuesday, a team of researchers placed the start of the relationship about 100 million years prior to that.

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Corals And Algae Have Existed Much Longer Than Once Thought, New Study Suggests