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Research Article

Spatio-Temporal Transmission Patterns of Black-Band Disease in a Coral Community

  • Assaf Zvuloni mail,

    zvolonia@post.tau.ac.il

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel, The H. Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory, the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat, Eilat, Israel

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  • Yael Artzy-Randrup,

    Affiliation: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Lewi Stone,

    Affiliation: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Esti Kramarsky-Winter,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Roy Barkan,

    Affiliation: Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Yossi Loya

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: April 01, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004993

About the Authors

Assaf Zvuloni, Esti Kramarsky-Winter, Yossi Loya
Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Assaf Zvuloni
The H. Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory, the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat, Eilat, Israel
Yael Artzy-Randrup, Lewi Stone
Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Roy Barkan
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: zvolonia@post.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AZ LS YL. Performed the experiments: AZ RB. Analyzed the data: AZ YAR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AZ YAR LS. Wrote the paper: AZ YAR LS EKW YL.