Interactions between amphibians' symbiotic bacteria cause the production of emergent anti-fungal metabolites

@inproceedings{Loudon2014InteractionsBA,
  title={Interactions between amphibians' symbiotic bacteria cause the production of emergent anti-fungal metabolites},
  author={Andrew H. Loudon and Jessica A. Holland and Thomas P. Umile and Elizabeth A. Burzynski and Kevin P C Minbiole and Reid N. Harris},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2014}
}
Amphibians possess beneficial skin bacteria that protect against the disease chytridiomycosis by producing secondary metabolites that inhibit the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Metabolite production may be a mechanism of competition between bacterial species that results in host protection as a by-product. We expect that some co-cultures of bacterial species or strains will result in greater Bd inhibition than mono-cultures. To test this, we cultured four bacterial isolates… CONTINUE READING
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Interactions between amphibians’ symbiotic bacteria cause the production of emergent anti-fungal metabolites

  • AH Citation Loudon, JA Holland, TP Umile, EA Burzynski, KPC Minbiole, RN Harris
  • Front. Microbiol. 5:441. doi: 10.3389/fmicb
  • 2014

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  • Loudon, Holland, Umile, Burzynski, Minbiole, Harris
  • Microbiology. Copyright
  • 2014

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