white pox


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Related to white pox: white fox, Black Pox
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Noun1.white pox - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the viruswhite pox - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
smallpox, variola, variola major - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
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But reefs around the world are being compromised by changing ocean waters and further threatened by opportunistic pathogens such as Serratia marcescens, which causes white pox in Caribbean corals.
The isolates used were collected from Acropora palmata corals infected with white pox disease from the locations of the Florida Keys, Mexico, the U.
Patterson and Porter have discovered that white pox disease, which targets elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata), is caused by the fecal bacterium Serratia marcescens.