Klinges, J. Grace


Publications
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The coral symbiont Candidatus Aquarickettsia is variably abundant in threatened Caribbean acroporids and transmitted horizontally

Citation
Baker et al. (2021).
Names
Ca. Aquarickettsia rohweri Ca. Aquarickettsia
Abstract
AbstractThe aquatic symbiont “Candidatus Aquarickettsia rohweri” infects a diversity of non-bilaterian metazoan phyla. In the threatened coral Acropora cervicornis, Aquarickettsia proliferates in response to increased nutrient exposure, resulting in suppressed growth and increased disease susceptibility and mortality. This study evaluated the extent, as well as the ecology and evolution of Aquarickettsia infecting the Caribbean corals: Ac. cervicornis and Ac. palmata and their hybrid (‘Ac. proli