white pox

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Synonyms for white pox

a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus

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Patterson and Porter have discovered that white pox disease, which targets elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata), is caused by the fecal bacterium Serratia marcescens.
Patterson and Porter's team collected mucus samples from the surface of corals infected with white pox disease.