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Gross and microscopic pathology of hard and soft corals in New Caledonia

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Gross and microscopic pathology of hard and soft corals in New Caledonia; 2014; Article; Journal; Journal of Invertebrate Pathology; Work, Thierry M.; Aeby, Greta S.; Lasne, Gregory; Tribollet, Aline

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We surveyed the reefs of Grande Terre, New Caledonia, for coral diseases in 2010 and 2013. Lesions encountered in hard and soft corals were systematically described at the gross and microscopic level. We sampled paired and normal tissues from 101 and 65 colonies in 2010 and 2013, respectively, comprising 51 species of corals from 27 genera. Tissue loss was the most common gross lesion sampled (40%) followed by discoloration (28%), growth anomalies (13%), bleaching (10%), and flatworm infestation (1%). When grouped by gross lesions, the diversity of microscopic lesions as measured by Shannon–Wiener index was highest for tissue loss, followed by discoloration, bleaching, and growth anomaly. Our findings document an extension of the range [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.jip.2014.05.007
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