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- Kimble, Steven J. A.; Karna, Ajit K.; Johnson, April J.; Hoverman, Jason T.; Williams, Rod N.
- EcoHealth 2015 v.12 no.2 pp. 334-338
- Ranavirus, etc ; Aedes; DNA; amphibians; fish; herpetofauna; hosts; mortality; pathogens; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; turtles; virus transmission; viruses; Indiana; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Ranaviruses are significant pathogens of amphibians, reptiles, and fishes, contributing to mass mortality events worldwide. Despite an increasing focus on ranavirus ecology, our understanding of ranavirus transmission, especially among reptilian hosts, remains limited. For example, experimental evidence for oral transmission of the virus in chelonians is mixed. Consequently, vector-borne transmiss ...
- Sutton, William B.; Gray, Matthew J.; Hoverman, Jason T.; Secrist, Richard G.; Super, Paul E.; Hardman, Rebecca H.; Tucker, Jennifer L.; Miller, Debra L.
- EcoHealth 2015 v.12 no.2 pp. 320-329
- Ranavirus, etc ; Plethodontidae; aquatic environment; body condition; drought; life history; national parks; pathogens; salamanders and newts; Great Smoky Mountain region; United States; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Emerging pathogens are a potential contributor to global amphibian declines. Ranaviruses, which infect ectothermic vertebrates and are common in aquatic environments, have been implicated in die-offs of at least 72 amphibian species worldwide. Most studies on the subject have focused on pool-breeding amphibians, and infection trends in other amphibian species assemblages have been understudied. Ou ...