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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Feb;74(3):883-8. Epub 2007 Dec 14.

Identification of a ciliate (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) associated with brown band disease on corals of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB No. 3, Townsville, MC, QLD 4810, Australia. d.bourne@aims.gov.au

Abstract

A ciliate associated with the coral disease brown band (BrB) was identified as a new species belonging to the class Oligohymenophorea, subclass Scuticociliatia. The ciliates were characterized by the presence of large numbers of intracellular dinoflagellates and displayed an elongated, tube-shaped body structure. They had uniform ciliature, except for three distinct cilia in the caudal region, and were typically 200 to 400 microm in length and 20 to 50 microm in width.

PMID:
18083868
PMCID:
PMC2227702
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.01124-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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