Assessing Coral Reefs on a Pacific-Wide Scale Using the Microbialization Score

@inproceedings{McDole2012AssessingCR,
  title={Assessing Coral Reefs on a Pacific-Wide Scale Using the Microbialization Score},
  author={Tracey McDole and James Nulton and Katie L Barott and Ben Felts and Carol Hand and Mark Hatay and Hochul Lee and Marc O. Nadon and Bahador Nosrat and Peter Salamon and Barbara Bailey and Stuart Sandin and Bernardo Vargas-{\'A}ngel and Merry Youle and Brian J. Zgliczynski and Russell E. Brainard and Forest Rohwer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The majority of the world's coral reefs are in various stages of decline. While a suite of disturbances (overfishing, eutrophication, and global climate change) have been identified, the mechanism(s) of reef system decline remain elusive. Increased microbial and viral loading with higher percentages of opportunistic and specific microbial pathogens have been identified as potentially unifying features of coral reefs in decline. Due to their relative size and high per cell activity, a small… CONTINUE READING

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