disease has thereforebeen listed by the World Organization for Animal Health.
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF 5 RANAVIRUS
ISOLATES FROM RANID FROGS
The viruses are part of the Ranavirus
group referred to as common midwife toad virus (CMTV) which previously was known only to cause declines in Britain's common frog.
Although in one case researchers were able to determine that a disease called ranavirus
was responsible for the demise of an unprecedented number of turtles, frogs and salamanders in Maryland over the past few years, many other amphibian deaths still defy a clear explanation.
PCR to detect ranavirus
was performed as described by Mao et al.
The common frog has been virtually wiped out, with about 80% of some populations dying after contracting the disease known as ranavirus
Atrazine increases ranavirus
susceptibility in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum.
The virus, called Ranavirus
, has invaded the home counties around London, and is now spreading north and west.
ELUCIDATION OF RANAVIRUS
GENE EXPRESSION USING ANTISENSE MORPHOLINO OLIGONUCLEOTIDES
Legislation is also needed to try and stop the spread of disease, to combat two infectious diseases - a fungus and ranavirus
- which are pushing species to extinction across the world.
The two diseases, ranavirus
and chytrid fungus, have already been found in West and South Cumbria and Kent.
- often termed red-leg rather than frog flu - is a disease that occurs most often in the south-east of England, but reports have now come to light of it occurring in Wales too.