fifteen species of scleractinian corals from the families Acroporidae and Pocilloporidae from both the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean regions showing signs of white band disease or shut down reaction were found to have apoptotic cells present;
Borneman E.C.; 2005; Apoptosis in diseased reef corals; in press;

p.285; for a detailed list of affected species see ....
Sutherland K.P., Porter J.W., Torres C.; 2004; Disease and immunity in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific zooxanthellate Corals; Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 266: 273302;

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