Data from: Identification of a bacterial pathogen associated with Porites white patch syndrome in the Western Indian Ocean

Mathieu G. Séré, Pablo Tortosa, Pascale Chabanet, Jean-Pascal Quod, Michael J. Sweet & Michael H. Schleyer
Porites white patch syndrome (PWPS) is a coral disease recently described in the western Indian Ocean. This study aimed to isolate and identify potential pathogens associated with PWPS utilising both culture and non-culture screening techniques and inoculation trials. A total of 14 bacterial strains (those dominant in disease lesions, absent or rare in healthy tissues and considered potential pathogens in a previous study) were cultured and used to experimentally inoculate otherwise healthy individuals in an...
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