Historical Evidence of Widespread Chytrid Infection in North American Amphibian Populations

@inproceedings{Ouellet2009HistoricalEO,
  title={Historical Evidence of Widespread Chytrid Infection in North American Amphibian Populations},
  author={Martin Ouellet and Igor Mikaelian and Bruce D. Pauli and Jean Rodrigue and David M Green},
  year={2009}
}
Emerging infectious diseases may be contributing to the global decline of amphibian populations. In particular, chytridiomycosis, a cutaneous fungal infection of amphibians caused by the chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, gained attention in the 1990s as an apparently new pathogen. This fungus has been implicated as the causative agent of widespread mortalities among wild amphibians in geographically disparate parts of the world. To investigate the global distribution, historical… CONTINUE READING
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