Identification of a ciliate (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) associated with brown band disease on corals of the Great Barrier Reef

Bourne, David G., Boyett, Holly V., Henderson, Meegan E., Muirhead, Andrew, and Willis, Bette L. (2008) Identification of a ciliate (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) associated with brown band disease on corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74 (3). pp. 883-888.

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Abstract

A ciliate associated with the coral disease brown band (BrB) was identified as a new species belonging to the class Oligohymenophorea, subclass Scuticociliatia. The ciliates were characterized by the presence of large numbers of intracellular dinoflagellates and displayed an elongated, tube-shaped body structure. They had uniform ciliature, except for three distinct cilia in the caudal region, and were typically 200 to 400 μm in length and 20 to 50 μm in width.

Item ID: 5770
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: AFDC; corals; disease; brown band disease; ciliates; marine sciences
ISSN: 1098-5336
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 00:21
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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