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Research Article

From Offshore to Onshore: Multiple Origins of Shallow-Water Corals from Deep-Sea Ancestors

  • Alberto Lindner mail,

    alindner@usp.br

    Affiliation: Centro de Biologia Marinha, Universidade de São Paulo, São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Stephen D. Cairns,

    Affiliation: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Clifford W. Cunningham

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: June 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002429

About the Authors

Alberto Lindner
Centro de Biologia Marinha, Universidade de São Paulo, São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil
Stephen D. Cairns
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Clifford W. Cunningham
Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: alindner@usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CC AL SC. Performed the experiments: AL. Analyzed the data: CC AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CC AL SC. Wrote the paper: CC AL SC.