Temperature, hydric environment, and prior pathogen exposure alter the experimental severity of chytridiomycosis in boreal toads.

@article{Murphy2011TemperatureHE,
  title={Temperature, hydric environment, and prior pathogen exposure alter the experimental severity of chytridiomycosis in boreal toads.},
  author={Peter J. Murphy and Sophie St-Hilaire and Paul Stephen Corn},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2011},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={31-42}
}
Prevalence of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), implicated in amphibian population declines worldwide, is associated with habitat moisture and temperature, but few studies have varied these factors and measured the response to infection in amphibian hosts. We evaluated how varying humidity, contact with water, and temperature affected the manifestation of chytridiomycosis in boreal toads Anaxyrus (Bufo) boreas boreas and how prior exposure to Bd affects the likelihood of… CONTINUE READING