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- Scheele, Ben C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Conservation biology 2017 v.31 no.3 pp. 592-600
- Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Pseudophryne; biodiversity; disease reservoirs; environmental factors; extinction; froglets; frogs; fungi; mortality; pathogens; population dynamics; regression analysis; risk; surveys; sympatry; wildlife; wildlife diseases; zoospores; Australia
- ... Emerging wildlife pathogens are an increasing threat to biodiversity. One of the most serious wildlife diseases is chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which has been documented in over 500 amphibian species. Amphibians vary greatly in their susceptibility to Bd; some species tolerate infection, whereas others experience rapid mortality. Reservoir h ...
- Scheele, Ben C., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Biological conservation 2017 v.206 pp. 37-46
- amphibians; biodiversity; case studies; data collection; disease outbreaks; disease reservoirs; environmental factors; extinction; fungi; hosts; mortality; natural resources conservation; pathogens; population dynamics; risk; virulence; Australia
- ... The impacts of pathogen emergence in naïve hosts can be catastrophic, and pathogen spread now ranks as a major threat to biodiversity. However, pathogen impacts can persist for decades after epidemics and produce variable host outcomes. Chytridiomycosis in amphibians (caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd) is an exemplar, with impacts ranging from rapid population crashe ...