Coral microbiome

Coral microbiome

Coral microbiome

Reef-building corals, like the one shown here, and other ecosystems harbor diverse communities of microorganisms collectively called a microbiome. Penn State's new microbiome research center will foster collaboration across several academic colleges and institutes to study microbiomes relevant to human health, plants and soils, food science, energy, the environment and other domains. 

Image: F. Joseph Pollock, Medina Lab, Penn State