Skin bacterial diversity of Panamanian frogs is associated with host susceptibility and presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Abstract

Symbiotic bacteria on amphibian skin can inhibit growth of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that has caused dramatic population declines and extinctions of amphibians in the Neotropics. It remains unclear how the amphibians’ skin microbiota is influenced by environmental bacterial reservoirs, host-associated factors such as susceptibility to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2015.234

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