Generally mild-mannered, chytrids usually break down dead stuff in the environment.
The second killer chytrid, Bs, seems to target salamanders, Martel and colleagues report.
Multiple emergences of genetically diverse amphibianinfecting chytrids include a globalized hypervirulent recombinant lineage.
Possible modes of dissemination of the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the environment.
Figure 1 (a) Alphabetical content list (b) Hierarchical content list (a) (b) Anti-rejection Drug FUNGI Biocontrol POSITIVE USES Caterpillar Tonic Medicine Chytrids
Penicillin Club Fungi Anti-Rejection Drug Conjugation Fungi Caterpillar Tonic Disease Food Food Morels Fungi Truffles Heart Yeast Lichen Biocontrol Medicine TYPES Morels Club Fungi Negative Aspects Sac Fungi Penicillin Conjugation Fungi Poisonous Mushrooms Chytrids
Positive Uses Lichen Sac Fungi NEGATIVE ASPECTS Skin Diseases Truffles Skin Types Heart Yeast Poisonous Mushrooms
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was the first member of a phylum of fungi called chytrids
found to attack vertebrates.
No significant morphologic differences between chytrids infecting Australian and Central American amphibians were found by transmission electron microscopy, and the pathogen was identified as a member of the order Chytridiales by analysis of zoospore ultrastructure and 18s rDNA sequence data (28).
Comparison of histologic, ultrastructural, and 18s rDNA sequence data indicates that the chytrids found in wild Australian (28) and captive Central American (T.
The disease at first baffled scientists because they had never known chytrids to attack vertebrates.
The amphibian outbreaks of chytrids reminded Carey of mass die-offs among boreal toads and leopard frogs that she had witnessed as a graduate student.
Common in soil, many species of chytrids
had been known to break down dead insects and cause crop diseases.
species might tolerate the infection as no more than a nuisance, but new data from Arizona raise the possibility that chytrids
cause die-offs in the United States.