Coral Reef Ecology 4

Researchers inhibit transmission of disease affecting tropical corals

Recent research published in Environmental Microbiology by Rebecca Certner and her advisor, Steve Vollmer, contributes to the emergent field of quorum sensing as a mechanism for coral disease development, specifically for white band disease in the critically endangered coral, Acropora cervicornis. To their knowledge, it is the only study to successfully inhibit disease transmission by confounding quorum sensing mechanisms.

Marine and Environmental Sciences