Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.

@article{Berger1998ChytridiomycosisCA,
  title={Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.},
  author={L. Berger and R. Speare and P. Daszak and D. E. Green and A. Cunningham and C. Goggin and R. Slocombe and M. Ragan and A. Hyatt and K. Mcdonald and H. Hines and K. Lips and G. Marantelli and H. Parkes},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 15},
  pages={
          9031-6
        }
}
  • L. Berger, R. Speare, +11 authors H. Parkes
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of 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 Panama during mass mortality events associated with significant population declines. We also have found this new disease associated with morbidity and mortality in wild and captive anurans from additional locations in Australia and Central America. This is the first report of parasitism of a vertebrate by… Expand

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