Correlates of virulence in a frog-killing fungal pathogen: evidence from a California amphibian decline

@article{PioviaScott2015CorrelatesOV,
  title={Correlates of virulence in a frog-killing fungal pathogen: evidence from a California amphibian decline},
  author={Jonah Piovia-Scott and Karen L Pope and Shataya Worth and Erica Bree Rosenblum and Thomas J Poorten and Jeanine M Refsnider and Louise A Rollins-Smith and Laura Reinert and Heather L Wells and Dan Rejmanek and Sharon P. Lawler and J. S. Foley},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={1570-1578}
}
The fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has caused declines and extinctions in amphibians worldwide, and there is increasing evidence that some strains of this pathogen are more virulent than others. While a number of putative virulence factors have been identified, few studies link these factors to specific epizootic events. We documented a dramatic decline in juvenile frogs in a Bd-infected population of Cascades frogs (Rana cascadae) in the mountains of northern California… CONTINUE READING
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