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Pathology of tissue loss (white syndrome) in <i>Acropora</i> sp. corals from the Central Pacific

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Pathology of tissue loss (white syndrome) in <i>Acropora</i> sp. corals from the Central Pacific; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of Invertebrate Pathology; Work, Thierry M.; Aeby, Greta S.

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We performed histological examination of 69 samples of Acropora sp. manifesting different types of tissue loss (Acropora White Syndrome-AWS) from Hawaii, Johnston Atoll and American Samoa between 2002 and 2006. Gross lesions of tissue loss were observed and classified as diffuse acute, diffuse subacute, and focal to multifocal acute to subacute. Corals with acute tissue loss manifested microscopic evidence of necrosis sometimes associated with ciliates, helminths, fungi, algae, sponges, or cyanobacteria whereas those with subacute tissue loss manifested mainly wound repair. Gross lesions of AWS have multiple different changes at the microscopic level some of which involve various microorganisms and metazoa. Elucidating this disease [...]

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Thierry M. Work, Greta S. Aeby
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Elsevier

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.jip.2011.03.009
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languageEnglish
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