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

  title={Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.},
  author={Lee R. Berger and Richard Speare and Peter Daszak and David Earl Green and A.A. Cunningham and C. Louise Goggin and Ronald F. Slocombe and Mark A. Ragan and Alex D. Hyatt and Keith R Mcdonald and Harry B. Hines and Karen R. Lips and Gerry Marantelli and H Parkes},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={95 15},
  • L. BergerR. Speare H. Parkes
  • Published 21 July 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • 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… 

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