Chytridiomycosis in El Salvador

Felger, Johanna, Enssle, Johannes, Mendez, Diana, and Speare, Richard (2007) Chytridiomycosis in El Salvador. Salamandra, 43 (2). pp. 122-127.

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Abstract

The amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis causes chytridiomycosis, a lethal skin disease in frogs. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has been reported in five countries of Mesoamerica: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. We here document for the first time the presence of chytridiomycosis, diagnosed by histology, in two frog species, Agalychnis moreletii (Hylidae)and Rana maculata (Ranidae), at several sites in El Salvador.

Item ID: 2447
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: chytridiomycosis; frogs; El Salvador; survey; Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; amphibians; Rana maculata; Agalychnis moreletii; Hylidae; Ranidae
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ISSN: 0036-3375
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 01:55
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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