Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus?

@article{Buck2011PredationBZ,
  title={Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus?},
  author={J. Buck and L. Truong and A. Blaustein},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={3549-3553}
}
  • J. Buck, L. Truong, A. Blaustein
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (hereafter Batrachochytrium), a fungal pathogen of amphibians, causes the disease chytridiomycosis which is responsible for unprecedented population declines and extinctions globally. Host defenses against chytridiomycosis include cutaneous symbiotic bacteria and anti-microbial peptides, and proposed treatment measures include use of fungicides and bioaugmentation. Efforts to eradicate the fungus from localized areas of disease outbreak have not been successful… CONTINUE READING
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