Genotyping and differential bacterial inhibition of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in threatened amphibians in Costa Rica.

@article{Abarca2021GenotypingAD,
  title={Genotyping and differential bacterial inhibition of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in threatened amphibians in Costa Rica.},
  author={Juan G. Abarca and Steven M. Whitfield and Ibrahim Zuniga-Chaves and Gilbert Alvarado and Jacob L. Kerby and Catalina Murillo-Cruz and Adri{\'a}n A. Pinto-Tom{\'a}s},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2021}
}
Amphibians have declined around the world in recent years, in parallel with the emergence of an epidermal disease called chytridiomycosis, caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). This disease has been associated with mass mortality in amphibians worldwide, including in Costa Rica, and Bd is considered an important contributor to the disappearance of this group of vertebrates. While many species are susceptible to the disease, others show tolerance and manage to survive… 
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