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- McFadden, Michael S., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Molecular ecology 2018 v.27 no.4 pp. 919-934
- Litoria; adults; at-risk population; biodiversity; cell-mediated immunity; disease resistance; evolution; frogs; fungi; gene expression; gene expression regulation; genes; immune response; interferons; liver; mycoses; rearing; resistance mechanisms; skin diseases; spleen; tissues; transcriptome; transcriptomics
- ... Potentiating the evolution of immunity is a promising strategy for addressing biodiversity diseases. Assisted selection for infection resistance may enable the recovery and persistence of amphibians threatened by chytridiomycosis, a devastating fungal skin disease threatening hundreds of species globally. However, knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the natural evolution of immunity to chytrid ...
- MCFADDEN, MICHAEL S., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Conservation biology 2014 v.28 no.5 pp. 1195-1205
- amphibians; bioaugmentation; biodiversity; biosecurity; case studies; disease outbreaks; endangered species; extinction; fungi; habitats; mortality; risk; threatened species; wildlife diseases
- ... Wildlife diseases pose an increasing threat to biodiversity and are a major management challenge. A striking example of this threat is the emergence of chytridiomycosis. Despite diagnosis of chytridiomycosis as an important driver of global amphibian declines 15 years ago, researchers have yet to devise effective large‐scale management responses other than biosecurity measures to mitigate disease ...