Evidence for host specificity among dominant bacterial symbionts in temperate gorgonian corals

@article{Rivire2015EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for host specificity among dominant bacterial symbionts in temperate gorgonian corals},
  author={Marie La Rivi{\`e}re and Joaquim Garrabou and Marcel B. Bally},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={1087-1098}
}
Gorgonian corals serve as key engineering species within Mediterranean rocky-shore communities that have recently suffered from repeated mortality events during warm temperature anomalies. Among the factors that may link thermal conditions with disease outbreaks, a number of bacterial pathogens have been implicated; they may take advantage of decreases in the defenses and/or overall health of the gorgonian hosts. Considering the beneficial role of the resident bacteria in tropical coral… 
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