Coincident mass extirpation of neotropical amphibians with the emergence of the infectious fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

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Amphibians highlight the global biodiversity crisis because ∼40% of all amphibian species are currently in decline. Species have disappeared even in protected habitats (e.g., the enigmatic extinction of the golden toad, Bufo periglenes, from Costa Rica). The emergence of a fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been implicated in a number… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1105538108

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@article{Cheng2011CoincidentME, title={Coincident mass extirpation of neotropical amphibians with the emergence of the infectious fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.}, author={Tina L. Cheng and Sean M. Rovito and David B Wake and Vance T Vredenburg}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2011}, volume={108 23}, pages={9502-7} }