Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus exposure on American toads in the presence of an insecticide.

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Abiotic factors such as pesticides may alter the impact of a pathogen on hosts, which could have implications for host-pathogen interactions and may explain variation in disease outbreaks in nature. In the present laboratory experiment, American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) metamorphs were exposed to the amphibian chytrid fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/etc.2709

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