This study raises the hope that chytridiomycosis
outbreaks could be controlled in nature by natural augmentation of zooplankton.
DETECTION OF CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS
FROM FIELD SAMPLES IN NORTH GEORGIA
survey in wild and captive Mexican amphibians.
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.
2004) Experimental evidence that the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is a potential carrier of chytridiomycosis
, an emerging fungal disease of amphibians.
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.
Along with acquiring these skills, students also become educated citizens who gain an understanding of microbial interactions based on a topic of global concern: the ongoing amphibian decline due to chytridiomycosis
The culprit was identified as an undescribed variation of the amphibian chytrid fungi, or chytridiomycosis
The culprits behind this mass die-off of toads may be ranaviruses or chytridiomycosis
, both of which have been linked to past mass mortalities of amphibians, including toads, according to Peter Daszak, Ph.
She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Kingston University, studying the role of the wildlife trade in the spread of amphibian chytridiomycosis
, a fungal pathogen linked to the declines and extinctions of amphibian populations worldwide.
Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) causes chytridiomycosis
, a highly infectious amphibian disease that results in increased skin shedding and death.
It was thought that the frog was killed off by a fungal disease called chytridiomycosis
that has ravaged amphibian populations worldwide.