Increased prevalence of ubiquitous ascomycetes in an acropoid coral (Acropora formosa) exhibiting symptoms of brown band syndrome and skeletal eroding band

Yarden, Oded, Ainsworth, Tracy D., Roff, George, Leggat, William, Fine, Maoz, and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2007) Increased prevalence of ubiquitous ascomycetes in an acropoid coral (Acropora formosa) exhibiting symptoms of brown band syndrome and skeletal eroding band. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73 (8). pp. 2755-2757.

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Abstract

The prevalence of coral-associated fungi was 4 times higher in diseased Acropora formosa than that on healthy colonies. As taxonomically-related fungal species were isolated from diseased and healthy colonies, we suggest that their association with coral may be constitutive, yet their abundance dependent on coral health.

Item ID: 9909
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1098-5336
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 04:26
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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