unlike bacteria, archaea are present in large numbers (~1E8 Archaea/cm2) and diverse, but do not appear to be associated with specific corals;
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supports this as bacteria-induced bleaching in Oculina patagonia by the adhesion of V.shiloi to a -galactoside-containing receptor on the MPSL surface is both coral- and bacteria-specific;
p.449; in ....
Rosenberg E., 2004; The Bacterial Disease Hypothesis of Coral Bleaching; in Rosenberg E., Loya Y., 2004; Coral Health and Disease; Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg - FRG;

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