they choose to use the collective term White Syndrome (WS) to describe conditions resulting in white bands of tissue and / or skeleton on GBR corals. According to the authors, WS encompasses White Band Disease-I/II (WBD), White Plague-I/II (WPL), White Pox (WPX), patchy necrosis, and even Shut Down Reaction (SDR);
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