Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection

@article{Mcmahon2012ChytridFB,
  title={Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection},
  author={T. A. Mcmahon and Laura A Brannelly and M. Chatfield and P. Johnson and M. Joseph and V. McKenzie and C. Richards-Zawacki and Matthew D. Venesky and J. Rohr},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={110},
  pages={210 - 215}
}
  • T. A. Mcmahon, Laura A Brannelly, +6 authors J. Rohr
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a pathogenic chytrid fungus implicated in worldwide amphibian declines, is considered an amphibian specialist. Identification of nonamphibian hosts could help explain the virulence, heterogeneous distribution, variable rates of spread, and persistence of B. dendrobatidis in freshwater ecosystems even after amphibian extirpations. Here, we test whether mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) and crayfish (Procambarus spp. and Orconectes virilis), which are syntopic with… CONTINUE READING
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