Objective: Amphibians are currently suffering severe worldwide declines caused by chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
teased out the mechanisms at play by examining which genes are turned on and off in the highly susceptible Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) following infection of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Contributing to these declines is the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
(Bd), the causative agent of Chytridiomycosis, an infectious skin disease that targets the keratinized skin cells in some amphibian species.
In California and elsewhere in the world, amphibians have declined in relatively pristine areas due the potentially fatal disease, chytridiomycosis, caused by the pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
, chytrid fungi, in amphibians from lower Pennsylvania.
Seasonal pattern of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
infection and mortality in Lithobates areolatus: Affirmation of Vredenburg's "10,000 zoospore rule".
Chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
, was detected in Woodhouse's Toads along the Platte River, with 35% of sampled individuals testing positive (Hamer et al.
In particular, 2 emerging pathogenic fungi--the chytridiomycete Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
, which causes chytridiomycosis in amphibians (4,5), and the ascomycete Geomyces destructans, which causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats (6)--are implicated in the widespread decline of their vertebrate hosts.
In the project described here, we focused on the detection of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
(Bd), which is responsible for the decline of many amphibian populations worldwide.
one of the most important emerging diseases is chytridiomycosis, which is caused by the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Uno de los principales factores implicados en este declive poblacional son las enfermedades emergentes como la quitridiomicosis, la cual es ocasionada por el hongo patogeno Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
(Longcore et al.
She's looking for the presence of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis