infection was detected during an investigation into mass deaths in farmed North American bullfrogs.
Tissue samples from dead and dying frogs in Arizona--wild lowland leopard frogs and captive Chiricahua leopard frogs, a rare species--show chytrid
infection, reports pathologist Donald K.
Its occurrence solely in keratinized tissue suggests that the chytrid
uses amphibian keratin as a nutrient.
first noticed the disease in 1991, when it started killing captive arroyo toads in California, but it wasn't until 1996 that the toads' disease was identified as the chytrid
The second killer chytrid
, Bs, seems to target salamanders, Martel and colleagues report.
A SURVEY OF CHYTRID
FUNGUS, BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS, INFECTION OF AMPHIBIANS IN THE MONTEVALLO AREA OF ALABAMA.
2010) reported the presence of the chytrid
fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in specimens of this taxon, and the later authors reported that the only seemingly remaining population lives in places with unpolluted waters.
The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), also known as chytrid
fungus, grows in the skin of amphibians, causing a disease called chytridiomycosis.
Cytosolic enzyme with a mitochondrial ancestry from the anaerobic chytrid
They are also vulnerable to amphibian chytrid
fungus--an exotic disease devastating amphibian species worldwide--and even native pathogens that previous generations had been able to fend off.
In response to the impending chytrid
crisis, a group of concerned biologists convened in 1998 to form Project Golden Frog/Proyecto Rana Dorada (PGF/PRD), a conservation consortium involving numerous Panamanian and U.
fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is a widespread fungal infection affecting amphibians and has been linked to worldwide declines in amphibians worldwide (1).