Unraveling the historical prevalence of the invasive chytrid fungus in the Bolivian Andes: implications in recent amphibian declines

@article{Burrowes2017UnravelingTH,
  title={Unraveling the historical prevalence of the invasive chytrid fungus in the Bolivian Andes: implications in recent amphibian declines},
  author={Patricia A. Burrowes and Ignacio de la Riva},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={1781-1794}
}
We studied the historical prevalence of the invasive and pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) among amphibians from the Bolivian Andes. Our aim was also to determine its geographic pattern of dispersion, and a potential host taxonomic signature. We collected frog tissue samples from nine museum collections covering a period from 1863 to 2005 and from the field during 2009–2016. Bd was diagnosed via quantitative PCR in 599 individuals of 17 genera and 54 species. We… 
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