Fine-structural analysis of black band disease-infected coral reveals boring cyanobacteria and novel bacteria.

@article{Miller2011FinestructuralAO,
  title={Fine-structural analysis of black band disease-infected coral reveals boring cyanobacteria and novel bacteria.},
  author={Aaron W. Miller and Patricia L. Blackwelder and Husain Al-Sayegh and Laurie L. Richardson},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={179-90}
}
Examination of coral fragments infected with black band disease (BBD) at the fine- and ultrastructural levels using scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed novel features of the disease. SEM images of the skeleton from the host coral investigated (Montastraea annularis species complex) revealed extensive boring underneath the BBD mat, with cyanobacterial filaments present within some of the bore holes. Cyanobacteria were observed to penetrate into the overlying coral… CONTINUE READING

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