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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Crossing The Threshold: An Amphibian Assemblage Highly Infected With Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis In The Southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The fungal infection caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in amphibians is known to be lethal when infection intensity values exceed loads of 10,000 zoospores per individual. We investigated Bd infection intensity in 100 anurans of southern Brazil. Almost half of the individuals were infected and the intensity ranged from four to about 156,000 zoospore genomic equivalents. We found no clinical signs of chytridiomycosis and no evidence of mortality. However, we observed a reduction in the number of infected individuals with loads above 10,000 zoospores. This fact could be considered indirect evidence that individuals with high loads are removed from the population. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Editor: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Citation: Studies On Neotropical Fauna And Environment. Taylor And Francis Ltd., v. 51, p. 68 - 77, 2016.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/01650521.2016.1163857
Date Issue: 2016
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