Translational environmental biology: Cell biology informing conservation

Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Stephen R. Palumbi

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Abstract

Typically, findings from cell biology have been beneficial for preventing human disease. However, translational applications from cell biology can also be applied to conservation efforts, such as protecting coral reefs. Recent efforts to understand the cell biological mechanisms maintaining coral health such as innate immunity and acclimatization have prompted new developments in conservation. Similar to biomedicine, we urge that future efforts should focus on better frameworks for biomarker development to protect coral reefs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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