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This study used non-invasive endocrinology to examine baseline corticosterone at different altitudes in a free-living Australian amphibian: the Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus). An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was performed on urine samples and validated biologically using an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) challenge. Frogs were injected with ACTH(More)
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a cutaneous amphibian fungus that causes the lethal disease chytridiomycosis, has been implicated as a cause of many amphibian declines. Bd can tolerate low temperatures with an optimum thermal range from 17-24°C. It has been shown that Bd infection may result in species extinction, avoiding the transmission threshold(More)
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