A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/583309
Title:
A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa
Authors:
Smith, David; Leary, Peter; Bendall, Mark; Flach, Edmund; Jones, Rachel; Sweet, Michael J. ( 0000-0003-4983-8333 )
Abstract:
This study investigates potential causes of a novel blister-like syndrome in the plating coral Echinopora lamellosa. Visual inspections of this novel coral syndrome showed no obvious signs of macroparasites and the blisters themselves manifested as fluid-filled sacs on the surface of the coral, which rose from the coenosarc between the coral polyps. Histological analysis of the blisters showed that there was no associated necrosis with the epidermal or gastrodermal tissues. The only difference between blistered areas and apparently healthy tissues was the presence of proliferated growth (possible mucosal cell hyperplasia) directly at the blister interface (area between where the edge of the blister joined apparently healthy tissue).No bacterial aggregates were identified in any histological samples, nor any sign of tissue necrosis identified. We conclude, that the blister formations are not apparently caused by a specific microbial infection, but instead may be the result of irritation following growth anomalies of the epidermis. However, future work should be conducted to search for other potential casual agents, including viruses
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Smith, D. et al (2014) 'A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa', PLoS ONE, 9 (5):e97018 .
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Issue Date:
14-May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/583309
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0097018
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097018
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorLeary, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorBendall, Marken
dc.contributor.authorFlach, Edmunden
dc.contributor.authorJones, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Michael J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T14:45:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-07T14:45:25Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05-14en
dc.identifier.citationSmith, D. et al (2014) 'A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa', PLoS ONE, 9 (5):e97018 .en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0097018en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/583309en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates potential causes of a novel blister-like syndrome in the plating coral Echinopora lamellosa. Visual inspections of this novel coral syndrome showed no obvious signs of macroparasites and the blisters themselves manifested as fluid-filled sacs on the surface of the coral, which rose from the coenosarc between the coral polyps. Histological analysis of the blisters showed that there was no associated necrosis with the epidermal or gastrodermal tissues. The only difference between blistered areas and apparently healthy tissues was the presence of proliferated growth (possible mucosal cell hyperplasia) directly at the blister interface (area between where the edge of the blister joined apparently healthy tissue).No bacterial aggregates were identified in any histological samples, nor any sign of tissue necrosis identified. We conclude, that the blister formations are not apparently caused by a specific microbial infection, but instead may be the result of irritation following growth anomalies of the epidermis. However, future work should be conducted to search for other potential casual agents, including virusesen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097018en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS ONEen
dc.subjectCoral reefen
dc.subjectdiseaseen
dc.titleA novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen
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