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Distribution and morphology of growth anomalies in Acropora from the Indo-Pacific

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Distribution and morphology of growth anomaliesin Acropora from the Indo-Pacific; 2008; Article; Journal; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms; Work, T. M.; Aeby, G. S.; Coles, S. L.

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We assessed the distribution and prevalence of growth anomalies (GAs) in Acropora from French Frigate Shoals (Hawaii, USA), Johnston Atoll and Tutuila (American Samoa), developed a nomenclature for gross morphology, characterized GAs at the cellular level and obtained preliminary indices of their spatial patterns and progression within coral colonies. Acropora GAs were found in all 3 regions, but the distribution, variety and prevalence of Acropora GAs was highest in American Samoa. GAs were grouped into 7 gross morphologies (exophytic, bosselated, crateriform, nodular, vermiform, fimbriate or annular). On histology, GAs consisted of hyperplastic basal body wall (calicodermis, mesoglea and gastrodermis apposed to skeleton) with 3 distinct [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3354/dao01881
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