Occurrence of mycobiota in eastern Australian sea turtle nests

Phillott, A.D., Parmenter, C.J., and Limpus, C.J. (2004) Occurrence of mycobiota in eastern Australian sea turtle nests. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 49 (2). pp. 701-703.

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Abstract

Major loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and flatback (Natator depressus) sea turtle rookeries in eastern Australia were surveyed for the presence of fungi in turtle nests. While the fungi Fusarium oxysporum, F. solani and Pseudallescheria boydii were not universally present, they were isolated from the exterior of failed eggs of all turtle species and at all rookeries. Predominant fungi species varied spatially and temporally.

Item ID: 5396
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: sea turtle; egg; nest; fungi
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Reproduced with permission from Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.

Volume 42, part 2.

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ISSN: 0079-8835
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 01:33
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070707 Veterinary Microbiology (excl Virology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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