Greater Species Richness of Bacterial Skin Symbionts Better Suppresses the Amphibian Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis

@article{PioviaScott2016GreaterSR,
  title={Greater Species Richness of Bacterial Skin Symbionts Better Suppresses the Amphibian Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis},
  author={Jonah Piovia-Scott and Daniel D Rejmanek and Douglas C Woodhams and Shataya Worth and Heather V Kenny and Valerie J McKenzie and Sharon P. Lawler and Janet E. Foley},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={217-226}
}
The symbiotic microbes that grow in and on many organisms can play important roles in protecting their hosts from pathogen infection. While species diversity has been shown to influence community function in many other natural systems, the question of how species diversity of host-associated symbiotic microbes contributes to pathogen resistance is just beginning to be explored. Understanding diversity effects on pathogen resistance could be particularly helpful in combating the fungal pathogen… CONTINUE READING

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