Black band disease outbreak during coral bleaching event in the Red Sea

13 July, 2018

In our latest publication, PhD candidate Ghaida Hadaidi and colleagues report on the observation of a black band disease (BBD) outbreak in the central Red Sea during the third global bleaching event. Profiling of microbial consortia revealed that BBD communities were highly similar to other BBD communities around the world, suggesting that BBD is global disease with predictable etiology. 
Read the full story out now in PeerJ