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Drugs from Corals - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Apr 28, 2016
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Q: What is the difference between hard corals and soft corals?

A: Hard corals are those that secrete calcium containing substances and build the coral reefs. Soft corals, on the other hand do not secrete the hard substances and are flexible.

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Q: What is marine bioprospecting?

A: Marine bioprospecting is a process of finding and commercializing new molecules obtained from biological sources in the sea.

Q: What is blanching of corals?

A: Blanching of corals occurs when the corals appear white in color. This happens due to the death of the algae associated with the corals. Increase in temperature of the water is one of the main reasons why blanching occurs.

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