Diagnostic and molecular evaluation of three iridovirus-associated salamander mortality events.

@article{Docherty2003DiagnosticAM,
  title={Diagnostic and molecular evaluation of three iridovirus-associated salamander mortality events.},
  author={Douglas E. Docherty and Carol Uphoff Meteyer and Jun Wang and Jinghe Mao and Steven Case and V. Gregory Chinchar},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={556-66}
}
In 1998 viruses were isolated from tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum diaboli and A. tigrinum melanostictum) involved in North Dakota and Utah (USA) mortality events and spotted salamander (A. maculatum) larvae in a third event in Maine (USA). Although sympatric caudates and anurans were present at all three sites only ambystomid larvae appeared to be affected. Mortality at the North Dakota site was in the thousands while at the Utah and Maine sites mortality was in the hundreds. Sick… CONTINUE READING

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