Spatiotemporal and species-specific patterns of diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curaçao

@article{Qur2014SpatiotemporalAS,
  title={Spatiotemporal and species-specific patterns of diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curaçao},
  author={Ga{\"e}lle Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and Robert S. Steneck and Maggy M. Nugues},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={259-273}
}
Distribution and abundance of coral diseases have been well documented, but only a few studies considered diseases affecting crustose coralline algae (CCA), particularly at the species level. We investigated the spatiotemporal dynamics of diseases affecting CCA along the south coast of Curaçao, southern Caribbean. Two syndromes were detected: the Coralline White Band Syndrome (CWBS) previously described and the Coralline White Patch Disease (CWPD) reported here for the first time. Diseases were… 
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