Integrative Biology | Meyer Lab

Aug 25, 2016

The future of coral biology. The image shows a single recruit of Favia fragum at ~12 hours post-settlement. The recruit is shown under white light (left), then under fluorescence microscopy to show the corals' natural green fluorescent protein (middle) and autofluorescence from the photosynthetic pigments in symbiotic algae (right).


Our colonies of Favia fragum have reproduced! These pictures may not look exciting without context, but what you are looking at is nothing less than the future of coral biology: a laboratory genetic model for corals.

Interested in reading more or getting involved? See our crowdfunding page where we are raising money to sequence the genome of this emerging model. Even if you arent in a position to donate please consider passing this along to your social networks!


May 7, 2015

We've finished contstructing the anemone tanks to house a diverse collection of Anthopleura elegantissima collected by Holland Elder from San Diego to Washington. These tanks can be viewed at this page.


February 14, 2015

We have added a coral from the Arabian Gulf to our collection of annotated transcriptome assemblies. As always, the data can be searched or downloaded without restrictions on our Data page.

Platygyra daedalea


February 11, 2014

We have recently sequenced and annotated the transcriptomes of Caribbean corals Pseudodiploria (formerly Diploria) strigosa,and Madracis auretenra (formerly M. mirabilis). These resources are freely available on the Data page, either as a flat FASTA file or as a searchable database. Enjoy!

Madracis auretenra

Pseudodiploria strigosa