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

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dc.contributor.author Andersen, SB
dc.contributor.author Vestergaard, ML
dc.contributor.author Ainsworth, TD
dc.contributor.author Hoegh-Guldberg, O
dc.contributor.author Kühl, M
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:20:54Z
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13346
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
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 107129
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Coral disease, White syndrome, Microelectrode, Histology en_US
dc.description.keywords Coral disease
dc.description.keywords White syndrome
dc.description.keywords Microelectrode
dc.description.keywords Histology
dc.description.keywords Coral disease
dc.description.keywords Histology
dc.description.keywords Microelectrode
dc.description.keywords White syndrome
dc.description.keywords Coral disease
dc.description.keywords Histology
dc.description.keywords Microelectrode
dc.description.keywords White syndrome
pubs.embargo.period Not known
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


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