Acute Tissue Death (white syndrome) Affects the Microenvironment of Tabular Acropora Corals

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Show simple item record Andersen, SB Vestergaard, ML Ainsworth, TD Hoegh-Guldberg, O Kühl, M 2011-02-07T06:20:54Z 2010-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Aquatic Biology, 2010, 10 (1), pp. 99 - 104
dc.identifier.issn 1864-7782
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract White syndrome (WS) is a collective term for coral diseases that cause acute tissue loss, resulting in apparently healthy tissue bordering on exposed skeleton. In this study, the microenviron-mental condition and tissue structure of WS-affected tabular acroporid corals were assessed by O2microelectrodes and histological techniques. The high spatial resolution of the microelectrode measurements enabled an evaluation of the extent of physiological changes at, and 2 cm away from, the WS border. Respiration of the coral host was decreased on the skeleton–tissue border but was comparable to that of healthy corals only 2 cm away from the border. Histological data, however, showed a decrease in mesogloea thickness on and 2 cm away from the WS border, which correlates with a previously observed allocation of photoassimilates away from the WS border. We suggest that there are colony-wide negative effects of WS which affect only the host physiology and, as disparate etiologies are evident in WS, these must be distinguished through the utilization of a multiple tool approach.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Inter-Research
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.3354/ab00270
dc.title Acute Tissue Death (white syndrome) Affects the Microenvironment of Tabular Acropora Corals
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Aquatic Biology
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oldendorf Luhe en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 99 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 104 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 107129
dc.percentage 100 en_US Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Coral disease
dc.description.keywords Histology
dc.description.keywords Microelectrode
dc.description.keywords White syndrome
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - C3
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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