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Research Article

Disturbance Driven Colony Fragmentation as a Driver of a Coral Disease Outbreak

  • Marilyn E. Brandt mail,

    mbrandt@uvi.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America

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  • Tyler B. Smith,

    Affiliation: Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America

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  • Adrienne M. S. Correa,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Rebecca Vega-Thurber

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: February 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057164

About the Authors

Marilyn E. Brandt, Tyler B. Smith
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America
Adrienne M. S. Correa, Rebecca Vega-Thurber
Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
Adrienne M. S. Correa, Rebecca Vega-Thurber
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, United States of America
Adrienne M. S. Correa
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mbrandt@uvi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB TS. Performed the experiments: MB TS AC. Analyzed the data: MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MB TS AC RT. Wrote the paper: MB TS AC RT.