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Variable intertidal temperature explains why disease endangers black abalone

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Variable intertidal temperature explains why disease endangers black abalone; 2013; Article; Journal; Ecology; Ben-Horin, Tal; Lenihan, Hunter S.; Lafferty, Kevin D.

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Epidemiological theory suggests that pathogens will not cause host extinctions because agents of disease should fade out when the host population is driven below a threshold density. Nevertheless, infectious diseases have threatened species with extinction on local scales by maintaining high incidence and the ability to spread efficiently even as host populations decline. Intertidal black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii), but not other abalone species, went extinct locally throughout much of southern California following the emergence of a Rickettsiales-like pathogen in the mid-1980s. The rickettsial disease, a condition known as withering syndrome (WS), and associated mortality occur at elevated water temperatures. We measured abalone [...]

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