Black Band Disease

Discussion in 'Coral Diseases' started by Caty, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. Caty

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    Black band disease is characterized by complete coral tissue degradation due to a pathogenic microbial consortium that appears as a dark red or black migrating microbial mat.[1] The mat is present between apparently healthy coral tissue and freshly exposed coral skeleton.The black band microbial consortium consists of an assortment of photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic bacteria that co-exist synergistically.
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK have you any treatment info

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