Amphibian chytridiomycosis

Hyatt, Alex D., Speare, Richard, Cunningham, Andrew A., and Carey, Cynthia (2010) Amphibian chytridiomycosis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 92 (2-3). pp. 89-91.

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Abstract

Amphibian chytridiomycosis is a fungal disease caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. It is arguably the most significant recorded infectious disease of any vertebrate class. The disease is reducing amphibian biodiversity across most continents and regions of the world, affecting the resilience of surviving populations and driving multiple species to extinction. It is now recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as an internationally notifiable disease. Collaborative research in areas including the development of diagnostic assays, distribution and impact of the disease, and management (treatment and policy) has assisted in leading a paradigm shift in accepting infectious disease as a major factor influencing wildlife population stability and biodiversity.

Item ID: 16205
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1616-1580
Keywords: chytridiomycosis, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, amphibian, fungus, chytrid
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 05:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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