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

Oded Yarden*, Tracy D. Ainsworth, George Roff, William Leggat, Maoz Fine, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

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Abstract

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

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2755-2757
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume73
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

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