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Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.
Epidermal changes caused by a chytridiomycete fungus (Chytridiomycota; Chytridiales) were found in sick and dead adult anurans collected from montane rain forests in Queensland (Australia) and PanamaExpand
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Spread of Chytridiomycosis Has Caused the Rapid Global Decline and Extinction of Frogs
The global emergence and spread of the pathogenic, virulent, and highly transmissible fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, resulting in the disease chytridiomycosis, has caused the decline orExpand
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Reinforcement drives rapid allopatric speciation
Allopatric speciation results from geographic isolation between populations. In the absence of gene flow, reproductive isolation arises gradually and incidentally as a result of mutation, geneticExpand
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Effect of season and temperature on mortality in amphibians due to chytridiomycosis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution and incidence of chytridiomycosis in eastern Australian frogs and to examine the effects of temperature on this disease. DESIGN A pathological survey and aExpand
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Epidemic Disease and the Catastrophic Decline of Australian Rain Forest Frogs
In the montane rain forests of eastern Australia at least 14 species of endemic, stream-dwelling frogs have disappeared or declined sharply (by more than 90%) during the past 15 years. We reviewExpand
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Decline in the prevalence of chytridiomycosis in frog populations in North Queensland, Australia
In the early 1990s stream-associated amphibian populations in tropical upland North Queensland experienced severe declines resulting in extinction of three species, local elimination of four species,Expand
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Declines in populations of Australia's endemic tropical rainforest frogs
Comparisons of present and past occurrences suggest that populations of six frog species endemic to the tropical rainforests of northern Queensland have declined during the past ten years. MostExpand
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Environmental refuge from disease-driven amphibian extinction.
Species that are tolerant of broad environmental gradients may be less vulnerable to epizootic outbreaks of disease. Chytridriomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has beenExpand
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The Decline of the Sharp-Snouted Day Frog (Taudactylus acutirostris): The First Documented Case of Extinction by Infection in a Free-Ranging Wildlife Species?
Infectious diseases are increasingly recognized as the cause of mass mortality events, population declines, and the local extirpation of wildlife species. In a number of cases, it has beenExpand
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Optimizing allocation of management resources for wildlife.
Allocating money for species conservation on the basis of threatened species listings is not the most cost-effective way of promoting recovery or minimizing extinction rates. Using ecological andExpand
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