Detection of amphibian chytrid fungus on waterfowl integument in natural settings.

Abstract

The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the causal agent of the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, has spread at an alarming rate since its discovery. Bd was initially thought to only infect keratinizing epithelial cells in amphibians, a core component of amphibian skin. However, recent studies have detected Bd on the integument of non… (More)
DOI: 10.3354/dao03160

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