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INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Hot Topic Article: Human Pathogen Shown to Cause Disease in the Threatened Eklhorn Coral Acropora palmata.

This important and compelling article represents the first published case of what the authors term a "marine reverse zoonosis" in which a human pathogen is transmitted to a marine invertebrate. The pathogen is the bacterium Serratia marcescens from human sewage/fecal contamination; the author's were able to fulfill Koch's postulates leaving little doubt to  Read More 
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