The effects of a coral disease on the reproductive output of Montastraea faveolata (Scleractinia: Faviidae).

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The direct impacts of coral diseases on coral populations have been assessed by quantifying coral tissue loss and colony mortality, but the determination of the indirect effects of diseases, such as disruptions in life history functions (e.g. reproduction, growth and maintenance), are more difficult to ascertain and have been scant. This study involved a… (More)

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