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

  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},
  volume={42 2},
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


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 33 references

Ecological interactions between Rana sylvatica and Ambystoma maculatum: Evidence of interspecific competition and facultative intraguild predation

C T Holbrook, And J W Petranka
Copeia • 2004
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Received for publication 16

Received for publication 16 • 2005

Response of the Italian agile frog (Rana latastei) to a Ranavirus, frog virus 3: A model for viral emergence in naive populations

Pearman, T W J Garner, M Straub, And U F Greber
Journal of Wildlife Diseases • 2004

Alien predators and amphibian declines: Review of two decades of science and the transition to conservation

Kats, L B And, R P Ferrer
Diversity and Distributions • 2003

Pathogen pollution: Defining a parasitological threat to biodiversity conservation

Cunningham, P Daszak, And J P Rodriguez
Journal of Parasitology • 2003

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…