Within-host disease ecology in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina: modeling the spatial immunodynamics of a coral-pathogen interaction.

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We develop a spatially explicit model for the within-host interactions between a fungal pathogen and the immune response by its coral host. The model is parameterized for the recent epizootic of Aspergillus sydowii in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina, but its structure is adaptable to many other diseases attacking corals worldwide, fungal infections in other… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/522841

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@article{Ellner2007WithinhostDE, title={Within-host disease ecology in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina: modeling the spatial immunodynamics of a coral-pathogen interaction.}, author={Stephen P. Ellner and Laura E. Jones and Laura D. Mydlarz and C Drew Harvell}, journal={The American naturalist}, year={2007}, volume={170 6}, pages={E143-61} }