Ranavirus in wood frogs (Rana sylvatica): potential sources of transmission within and between ponds.

@article{Harp2006RanavirusIW,
  title={Ranavirus in wood frogs (Rana sylvatica): potential sources of transmission within and between ponds.},
  author={Elizabeth M Harp and James W. Petranka},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={307-18}
}
Members of the genus Ranavirus (family Iridoviridae) can cause catastrophic mortality of pond-breeding amphibians and are associated with an emerging infectious disease that may be contributing to amphibian declines. We conducted three experiments to examine factors that may affect transmission both within and between local breeding populations of the wood frog (Rana sylvatica). In a laboratory study, when exposed to moribund tadpoles collected during a local ranaviral die-off, uninfected… CONTINUE READING

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