New summary of mangrove die-off research

Recently we posted about bringing our mangrove disease research into the classroom. In addition to bringing field and lab skills into the classroom, we also developed a blog post for students to read and analyze as an addition to the mangrove education curriculum developed by Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.  You can check […]

Use of Mangrove Fungi in Biotechnology

Many of our posts about mangrove fungi we’ve found on mangrove leaves have been centered on identifying the species causing the lesions we find on leaves (see here and here). We are also interested in understanding whether this fungus has potential for biotechnology applications.

Many fungi and bacteria are being studied for their ability to breakdown complex […]

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How did Red Mangroves get to the Caribbean?

A new paper from the American Journal of Botany explores how Red Mangroves reestablished their populations in the Caribbean after the last glacial maximum (~19,000 years ago). The authors determined that there are actually 3 distinct genetic clusters of Red Mangrove:  Caribbean Mainland (Belize and Panama, Caribbean Islands (The Bahamas, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico) and Florida. […]