Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species

@article{Rohr2008AgrochemicalsIT,
  title={Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species},
  author={J. Rohr and A. Schotthoefer and T. Raffel and H. Carrick and Neal T Halstead and J. Hoverman and Catherine M. Johnson and Lucinda B. Johnson and C. Lieske and M. Piwoni and Patrick K. Schoff and V. Beasley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={1235-1239}
}
  • J. Rohr, A. Schotthoefer, +9 authors V. Beasley
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Global amphibian declines have often been attributed to disease, but ignorance of the relative importance and mode of action of potential drivers of infection has made it difficult to develop effective remediation. In a field study, here we show that the widely used herbicide, atrazine, was the best predictor (out of more than 240 plausible candidates) of the abundance of larval trematodes (parasitic flatworms) in the declining northern leopard frog Rana pipiens. The effects of atrazine were… CONTINUE READING
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