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dc.contributor.authorBletz, Molly C.
dc.contributor.authorWeldon, Ché
dc.contributor.authorRosa, Gonçalo M.
dc.contributor.authorAndreone, Franco
dc.contributor.authorCourtois, Elodie A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-12T13:39:58Z
dc.date.available2016-09-12T13:39:58Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBletz, M.C. et al. 2015. Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. Scientific reports, 5:art. #8633. [https://doi.org/10.1038/srep08633]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18662
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1038/srep08633
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150305/srep08633/full/srep08633.html
dc.description.abstractAmphibian chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been a significant driver of amphibian declines. While globally widespread, Bd had not yet been reported from within Madagascar.Wedocument surveys conducted across the country between 2005 and 2014, showing Bd ’s first record in 2010. Subsequently, Bd was detected in multiple areas, with prevalence reaching up to 100%. Detection of Bd appears to be associated with mid to high elevation sites and to have a seasonal pattern, with greater detectability during the dry season. Lineage-based PCR was performed on a subset of samples. While some did not amplify with any lineage probe, when a positive signal was observed, samples were most similar to the Global Panzootic Lineage (BdGPL). These results may suggest that Bd arrived recently, but do not exclude the existence of a previously undetected endemic Bd genotype. Representatives of all native anuran families have tested Bd-positive, and exposure trials confirm infection by Bd is possible. Bd’s presence could pose significant threats to Madagascar’s unique ‘‘megadiverse’’ amphibians.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
dc.titleWidespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascaren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID12384488 - Weldon, Ché


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