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- Krynak, Katherine L.; Burke, David J.; Benard, Michael F.
- Journal of herpetology 2017 v.51 no.3 pp. 402-410
- land management, etc ; Acris; North Americans; amphibians; antimicrobial peptides; bacterial communities; glyphosate; immune response; juveniles; larvae; metamorphosis; models; mortality; pathogens; surfactants; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Disease-associated mortality is a leading cause of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide. Understanding the influence of land-management practices, like herbicide use, on amphibian immune defense traits could guide changes to improve conservation outcomes. Amphibians are partially protected from pathogens by two skin-associated immune defense traits: bacterial communities inhabiting their s ...