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Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases
Current unprecedented declines in biodiversity reduce the ability of ecological communities to provide many fundamental ecosystem services. Here we evaluate evidence that reduced biodiversity affectsExpand
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Complex causes of amphibian population declines
Amphibian populations have suffered widespread declines and extinctions in recent decades. Although climatic changes, increased exposure to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation and increased prevalence ofExpand
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Amphibian Breeding and Climate Change
Climate changes may be influencing the breeding patterns of certain organisms. Effects on breed- ing activities could eventually lead to significant changes in population structure that may beExpand
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Amphibian skin may select for rare environmental microbes
Host-microbe symbioses rely on the successful transmission or acquisition of symbionts in each new generation. Amphibians host a diverse cutaneous microbiota, and many of these symbionts appear to beExpand
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Antifungal isolates database of amphibian skin-associated bacteria and function against emerging fungal pathogens
Microbial symbionts of vertebrate skin have an important function in defense of the host against pathogens. In particular, the emerging chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, causesExpand
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Composition of symbiotic bacteria predicts survival in Panamanian golden frogs infected with a lethal fungus
Symbiotic microbes can dramatically impact host health and fitness, and recent research in a diversity of systems suggests that different symbiont community structures may result in distinct outcomesExpand
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Skin bacterial diversity of Panamanian frogs is associated with host susceptibility and presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Symbiotic bacteria on amphibian skin can inhibit growth of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that has caused dramatic population declines and extinctions of amphibians in the Neotropics.Expand
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Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Amphibians: Field Experiments
SYNOPSIS. Numerous reports suggest that populations of amphibians from a wide variety of locations are experiencing population declines and/or range reductions. In some cases, unusually high eggExpand
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The effect of captivity on the cutaneous bacterial community of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
For many threatened vertebrates, captivity may be the only option for species survival. Maintaining species in captivity prior to reintroduction presents many challenges, including the need toExpand
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Ecophysiology meets conservation: understanding the role of disease in amphibian population declines
Infectious diseases are intimately associated with the dynamics of biodiversity. However, the role that infectious disease plays within ecological communities is complex. The complex effects ofExpand
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