Neoplasia in a Coral?

Science  23 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3669, pp. 503-505
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3669.503


Anomalous growths of the colonial, deep-water coral Madrepora kauaiensis are interpreted as neoplasia. Since tissue was not preserved, evidence is derived solely from skeletal examination and consists of unusually rapid growth and progressively disordered growth of skeletal structures.