White plague pathogen is a new genus

Laurie Richardson richardl at fiu.edu
Fri Dec 13 14:01:10 EST 2002

> Dear coral listers - for those interested in coral diseases, we have
> a new paper out in IJSEM (International Journal of Systematic and
> Evolutionary Microbiology) in which we describe the pathogen of white
> plague as a new bacterial genus (and species).  The link (from the
> IJSEM homepage, and fully citeable) is below.  Please note that the
> pathogen, described earlier as "most closely related to the genus
> Sphingomonas", has now been fully characterized and is formally called
> Aurantimonas coralicida.  Laurie Richardson

> Aurantimonas coralicida gen. nov., sp. nov., the causative agent of
> white plague type II on Caribbean scleractinian corals, by E. B. M.
> Denner, G. Smith, H.-J. Busse, P. Schumann, T. Narzt, S. W. Polson, W.
> Lubitz & L. L. Richardson. IJSEM Papers in Press, published online 13
> December 2002. DOI 10.1099/ijs.0.02359-0
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