In vitro modeling of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection of the amphibian skin

  title={In vitro modeling of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection of the amphibian skin},
  author={Elin Verbrugghe and Pascale Van Rooij and Herman W. Favoreel and An Martel and Frank Pasmans},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The largest current disease-induced loss of vertebrate biodiversity is due to chytridiomycosis and despite the increasing understanding of the pathogenesis, knowledge unravelling the early host-pathogen interactions remains limited. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) zoospores attach to and invade the amphibian epidermis, with subsequent invasive growth in the host skin. Availability of an in vitro assay would facilitate in depth study of this interaction while reducing the number of… 

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