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Coral microbiology

January 1, 2007

In the last 30 years, there has been approximately a 30% loss of corals worldwide, largely due to emerging diseases (Harvell et al., 2002, 2007; Hughes et al., 2003). Coral microbiology is a new field, driven largely by a desire to understand the interactions between corals and their symbiotic microorganisms and to use this knowledge to eventually prevent the spread of coral diseases.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Coral microbiology
DOI 10.5670/oceanog.2007.60
Authors Eugene Rosenberg, Christina A. Kellogg, Forest Rohwer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Oceanography
Series Number
Index ID 70120931
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program