Two previous studies (Wijsman and Wijsman-Best 1973; Heyward 1985) have attempted to examine scleractinian coral chromosomes, but neither included members of the genus Acropora.
Many of these phenomena and conditions are likely to characterize corals in the genus Acropora.
The genus Acropora emerged during the Eocene, about 60 M.
Hybridization and polyploidy in the coral genus Acropora.
Nucleotide sequencing of highly repetitive DNA from seven species in the coral genus Acropora (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) implies a division contrary to morphological criteria.