Thelebolus microsporus Mycelial Mats in the Trachea of Wild Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) and South Polar Skua (C. maccormicki) Carcasses

@inproceedings{Leotta2002ThelebolusMM,
  title={Thelebolus microsporus Mycelial Mats in the Trachea of Wild Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) and South Polar Skua (C. maccormicki) Carcasses},
  author={Gerardo A Leotta and Jean A. Par{\'e} and Lynne Sigler and Diego Montalti and Germ{\'a}n B. Vigo and Miguel {\'A}ngel Petruccelli and Enso H. Reinoso},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2002}
}
  • Gerardo A Leotta, Jean A. Paré, +4 authors Enso H. Reinoso
  • Published in Journal of wildlife diseases 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Sixteen brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) and seven South Polar skuas (C. maccormicki) were found dead near Boekella Lake, Hope Bay, Antarctica, in February 1997. Postmortem examination revealed conspicuous caseous, deep yellow fungal/mycelial mats or cores in the trachea of nine of 19 carcasses that were examined. These mycelial cores, highly suggestive of aspergillomas, completely occluded the tracheal lumen in four of these nine carcasses. Thelebolus microsporus, a psychrophilic… CONTINUE READING

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