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Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce  Search this
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YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-09-11T11:40:44.000Z
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489
Video Title:
Probiotics bag field test
Description:
The Smithsonian Marine Station recently collaborated with a team of scientists from Nova Southeastern University in Florida to test two experimental methods to deliver probiotic treatments to corals infected with stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). One of the methods, a bag enclosure that surrounds an entire coral head, can be injected with liquid probiotic formulations. The bag holds the treatments in close proximity to the coral colony, which allows the beneficial bacteria to inoculate and colonize the coral. Here, a colony of Montastraea cavernosa receives a treatment in September 2020. The probiotics are beneficial bacteria strains, extracted from corals that show resistance to the disease, and which have slowed or halted the disease in laboratory tests. (Video: Hunter Noren/NSU)
Video Duration:
33 sec
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Natural History;Marine biology  Search this
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