Characterization of Aspergillus sydowii (Thom et Church), a fungal pathogen of Caribbean sea fan corals

@article{Alker2004CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of Aspergillus sydowii (Thom et Church), a fungal pathogen of Caribbean sea fan corals},
  author={Alisa P. Alker and Garriet W. Smith and Kiho Kim},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={460},
  pages={105-111}
}
In the Caribbean, the fungus Aspergillus sydowii is currently causing an epizootic among sea fan corals (Gorgonia spp.). To elucidate potential factors that may have facilitated the emergence of this disease, we characterized and compared temperature requirements, susceptibility to coral crude extracts, and metabolic profiles of pathogenic (marine) and non-pathogenic (terrestrial) strains of A. sydowii. Growth of all A. sydowii strains were observed at all temperatures tested (22–36 °C) with an… CONTINUE READING

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