Vibrio sp. causing Porites ulcerative white spot disease.

  title={Vibrio sp. causing Porites ulcerative white spot disease.},
  author={Mark D M Arboleda and Wolfgang T Reichardt},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  volume={90 2},
The causative agent of the Indo-Pacific coral disease, Porites ulcerative white spot syndrome (PUWS), that affects Porites spp. and a few other coral genera has so far remained unidentified. Inoculation of thiosulphate citrate bile sucrose (TCBS) agar with tissue material from Porites cylindrica infected with white spot produced colonies of approximately 3 mm diameter consisting of Gram-negative, motile, non-sucrose-fermenting, slightly curved rods with a minimum NaCl requirement of 0.3%. Three… CONTINUE READING

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