Coral physiology: Going with the ciliary flow

Curr Biol. 2022 Oct 10;32(19):R998-R1000. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.08.049.


Corals have long been known to generate local fluid flows using ciliary beating, but the importance of these ciliary flows is just being discovered. Two new papers shed light on how ciliary-flow physics plays a key role in shaping coral physiology.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anthozoa* / physiology
  • Coral Reefs