Host demography influences the prevalence and severity of eelgrass wasting disease.

@article{Groner2014HostDI,
  title={Host demography influences the prevalence and severity of eelgrass wasting disease.},
  author={Maya L Groner and Colleen A. Burge and Courtney S Couch and Catherine J. S. Kim and Gregor-Fausto Siegmund and Sonia Singhal and Samantha C. Smoot and Ann E. Jarrell and Joseph K Gaydos and C Drew Harvell and Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2014},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={
          165-75
        }
}
Many marine pathogens are opportunists, present in the environment, but causing disease only under certain conditions such as immunosuppression due to environmental stress or host factors such as age. In the temperate eelgrass Zostera marina, the opportunistic labyrinthulomycete pathogen Labyrinthula zosterae is present in many populations and occasionally causes severe epidemics of wasting disease; however, risk factors associated with these epidemics are unknown. We conducted both field… CONTINUE READING
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