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Underwater Whodunit: What's Killing Florida's Elkhorn Coral?

Feb. 23, 2013



Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: James W. Porter, jporter@uga.edu


 

Research by Odum School professor James W. Porter; alumna Kathryn Sutherland, associate professor of biology at Rollins College; and Erin Lipp, associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health was featured on the National Science Foundation’s web site on Feb. 14. The team has found that a bacteria from human waste is the source of a disease that has been killing elkhorn coral in the Florida Keys. Their research is funded by the National Science Foundation-National Institutes of Health Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program.

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