A new ranavirus isolated from Pseudacris clarkii tadpoles in playa wetlands in the southern High Plains, Texas.

@article{Torrence2010ANR,
  title={A new ranavirus isolated from Pseudacris clarkii tadpoles in playa wetlands in the southern High Plains, Texas.},
  author={Shannon M Torrence and David Green and Catherine J Benson and Hon S Ip and Loren M. Smith and Scott T. McMurry},
  journal={Journal of aquatic animal health},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={65-72}
}
Mass die-offs of amphibian populations pose a challenging problem for conservation biologists. Ranaviruses often cause systemic infections in amphibians and, in North America, are especially virulent and lethal to larvae and metamorphs. In this paper we describe a novel ranavirus isolate as well as the first recorded occurrence of ranavirus in the southern High Plains of Texas and in associated populations of the spotted chorus frog Pseudacris clarkii. The breeding sites were playas, that is… CONTINUE READING