publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

Epizootiology of sixty-four amphibian morbidity and mortality events in the USA, 1996-2001.

GREEN, D. EARL; CONVERSE, KATHRYN A.; SCHRADER, AUDRA K.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2002 Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 969, pages 323-339 (issn: 0077-8923, eissn: 1749-6632, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Abstract: A total of 44 amphibian mortality events and 20 morbidity events were reviewed retrospectively. The most common cause of amphibian mortality events was infection by ranaviruses (Family: Iridoviridae). Ranavirus epizootics have abrupt onset and affect late-stage larvae and recent metamorphs. Mortality events due to ranavirus infections affected only widespread and abundant amphibian species, and there was a clear association with high population densities. Chytrid fungal infections accounted for seven mortality events in postmetamorphic anurans only. Chytrid epizootics are insidious and easily overlooked in the field. While both ranavirus and chytrid fu...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, Amphibian, biology.animal, biology, Zoology, Outbreak, Population density, Epizootiology, Ecology, Ranavirus, biology.organism_classification, Immunology, Iridoviridae, Mortality rate, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

Epizootiology of sixty-four amphibian morbidity and mortality events in the USA, 1996-2001.

GREEN, D. EARL; CONVERSE, KATHRYN A.; SCHRADER, AUDRA K.;