coral pathology includes the isolation and identification of the pathogen, its etiology (macroscopic signs and relationships between the host and the pathogen), and epizootiology (local and geographical distributions, environmental correlate, host ranges, prevalence, impact, vectors and natural reservoirs, and spatial and temporal variability, etc.);
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