Urinary corticosterone metabolites and chytridiomycosis disease prevalence in a free-living population of male Stony Creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii).

@article{Kindermann2012UrinaryCM,
  title={Urinary corticosterone metabolites and chytridiomycosis disease prevalence in a free-living population of male Stony Creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii).},
  author={Christina Kindermann and Edward Narayan and Jean-Marc Hero},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={162 3},
  pages={171-6}
}
The emerging amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, which is caused by the fungal pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd), has caused mass mortalities of native amphibian populations globally. There have been no previous studies on the relationships between stress hormones in free-living amphibians and Bd infections. In this study, we measured urinary… CONTINUE READING