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Supplemental Information

Additional figures and model description

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2558v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Carla C.M Chen conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

David G Bourne wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Chris Drovandi contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kerrie Mengersen contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Bette L Willis conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

M. Julian Caley reviewed drafts of the paper.

Yui Sato conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Field experiments were approved by the great barrier Reef Marine Park Authority permit number G09/31013.1 and G09/30237.1 2

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a supplementary file.

Funding

This study was funded by an Australian Institute of Marine Science research grant, an Australian Research Council: Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, an Australian Research Council grant to B. Willis administered through the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and the Disease Working Group in the Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program, Australian Coral Reef Society research fund and research grant from Mitsubishi Corporation and Earthwatch Australia, and was logistically supported by AIMS@JCU. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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