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How red tide knocks out its competition

June 4, 2014

Red tide in the Gulf of Mexico New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables--but doesn't kill--other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem. Full Story

Georgia Institute of Technology

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