Low prevalence or apparent absence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in amphibians from sites in Vietnam and Cambodia

Rowley, Jodi J.L., Hoang, Huy Duc, Le, Duong Thi Thuy, Dau, Vinh Quang, and Cao, Trung Tien (2013) Low prevalence or apparent absence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in amphibians from sites in Vietnam and Cambodia. Herpetological Review, 44 (3). pp. 466-469.

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Abstract

[Extract] Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the cau sative agent for the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, is widespread, but patchily distributed throughout Asia. Within Asia, Bd has so far been detected from amphibians in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam (Bai et a l. 2010; Goka e al. 2009; Kaiser and Grafe 2012; Kusrini et al. 2008; Mendoza II. et a l. 2011; Nair et al. 20ll; Savage et al. 20ll; Swei et al. 20 ll; Voros et al. 2012; Wei et al. 2010; Yang et al. 2009) . The pattern of Bd prevalence in Asia appears drastically different to that in Australia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, with isolated cases and low infection prevalence (or apparent absence) at most sites (Swei et al. 2011). To date, there have been no reports of Bd associated morbidity or mortality and no evidence of enigmatic amphibian population declines in Southeast Asia (Rowley et al. 2010).

Item ID: 33416
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 0018-084X
Funders: ADM Capital Foundation, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lawrence Foundation
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 23:26
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