Marco is interested in understanding the potential of coral associated microbial communities to persist over generations. Specifically, he investigates the ability of the coral microbiome to be transferred from parent colonies to offspring during sexual reproduction events. In his research, Marco addresses population genetic to uncover patterns of distribution of coral colonies within the reef, as well as microbiome assessment analyses over time to monitor larvae settlement and recruits’ development.
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Biological and Environmental Science & Engineering Division (BESE)