Virulence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis varies with the strain

Berger, Lee, Marantelli, Gerry, Skerratt, Lee F., and Speare, Rick (2005) Virulence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis varies with the strain. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 68 (1). pp. 47-50.

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Abstract

Although mortality in 3 groups of 15 green tree frogs Litoria caerulea exposed to 3 isolates of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was 100%, time to death varied with isolate, highlighting the importance of strain and/or passage history in pathogenicity studies and possibly in the epidemiology of chytridiomycosis. A standard naming scheme for isolates of B. dendrobatidis is proposed.

Item ID: 6216
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1616-1580
Keywords: amphibian; amphibian chytrid fungus; Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Chytridiomycosis; Litoria caerulea; strain variation; virulence
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 02:31
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