Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 20 Issue 02

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Volume 20, No. 2
Pages 146 - 154


Coral Microbiology

By Eugene Rosenberg , Christina A. Kellogg , and Forest Rohwer  
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In the last 30 years, there has been approximately a 30% loss of corals worldwide, largely due to emerging diseases (Harvell et al., 2002, 2007; Hughes et al., 2003). Coral microbiology is a new field, driven largely by a desire to understand the interactions between corals and their symbiotic microorganisms and to use this knowledge to eventually prevent the spread of coral diseases.


Rosenberg, E., C.A. Kellogg, and F. Rohwer. 2007. Coral microbiology. Oceanography 20(2):146–154, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.60.

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