A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS GEN. ET SP. NOV., A CHYTRID PATHOGENIC TO AMPHIBIANS
AbstractCaptive and wild frogs from North and Central America and Australia recently have died with epidermal infections by chytridiomycete fungi. We isolated a chytridiomycete into pure culture fr...
Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny
It is indicated that there may have been at least four independent losses of the flagellum in the kingdom Fungi, and the enigmatic microsporidia seem to be derived from an endoparasitic chytrid ancestor similar to Rozella allomycis, on the earliest diverging branch of the fungal phylogenetic tree.
Physiology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a chytrid pathogen of amphibians.
The zoospore activity, physiology and protease production of B. dendrobatidis is investigated to help understand the epidemiology of this pathogen, which is implicated in severe population declines on several continents.
A molecular phylogeny of the flagellated fungi (Chytridiomycota) and description of a new phylum (Blastocladiomycota).
The phylogeny suggests that Chytridiomycota is not monophyletic and there are four major lineages of chytrids: Rozella spp.
Life cycle stages of the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
- L. Berger, A. Hyatt, R. Speare, J. Longcore
- Biology, Environmental ScienceDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
- 30 December 2005
An overview of the morphology and life cycle of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the cause of chytridiomycosis of amphibians, is presented and adaptations that suggest it has long been evolved to live within cells in the dynamic tissue of the stratified epidermis are suggested.
The fungal mitochondrial genome project: evolution of fungal mitochondrial genomes and their gene expression
An overview of the results of the fungal mitochondrial genome project, which found several new molecular features in the mitochondrial genomes of lower fungi, including tRNA editing, and a large number of introns which provide insights into intron origins and evolution.
Cutaneous Chytridiomycosis in Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates spp.) and White's Tree Frogs (Litoria Caerulea)
- A. Pessier, D. Nichols, J. Longcore, M. Fuller
- MedicineJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
- 1 March 1999
The results show clear patterns in squamous cell cancer of the head and neck carcinomas that have been identified in patients with locoregional control, and these patterns are consistent with those seen in animals treated with chemotherapy.
A DNA-BASED ASSAY IDENTIFIES BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS IN AMPHIBIANS
- S. Annis, F. Dastoor, H. Ziel, P. Daszak, J. Longcore
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Wildlife Diseases
- 1 July 2004
A sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction–based assay to detect this pathogen B. dendrobatidis from captive and wild amphibians collected across North America and sequenced the internal transcribed spacer regions of the rDNA cassette of multiple isolates.
Novel, panzootic and hybrid genotypes of amphibian chytridiomycosis associated with the bullfrog trade
The finding that Bd is capable of sexual reproduction between panzootic and endemic genotypes emphasizes the risk of international wildlife trade as a source of additional Bd epizootics owing to hybridization.