Fungal colonization of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) nests is unlikely to affect hatchling condition

Phillott, Andrea D., and Parmenter, C. John (2014) Fungal colonization of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) nests is unlikely to affect hatchling condition. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 9 (2). pp. 297-301.

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Abstract

To determine the possible effect of fungal invasion on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) embryo development and subsequent hatchling condition, we compared hatchling scalation patterns, straight carapace length, and weight among nests with varying proportions of fungal colonization. Analyses suggested that the condition of hatchlings emerging from nests that have a high percentage of eggs colonized by fungus was similar to those from nests without fungus.

Item ID: 36713
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1931-7603
Keywords: Chelonia mydas, egg, embryo, fungal invasion, Green Sea Turtle
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 07:53
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