The use of Beneficial Microorganisms for Corals (BMCs) as coral probiotics is one new methods being explored for reef conservation, restoration and rehabilitation. Our group has proposed and proven the concept that BMCs can mitigate the impacts caused by thermal stress and pathogens.

This project aims to create a biobank of different marine microorganisms with the potential to be used as mitigators of environmental stress, aquaculture probiotics, agents for environmental restoration and rehabilitation, promoters of urban and human health, and producers of antibiotics, among others.

Beneficial Microorganisms for Corals (BMC) can ameliorate environmental stress, but have never been explored in the Red Sea, a potential source of tough coral probiotics.

Our main goal is to do a review and standardization of the published literature on the Red Sea (RS) coral-associated microorganisms in this project.