publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov. causes lethal chytridiomycosis in amphibians

Martel, An; Spitzen-van der Sluijs, Annemarieke; Blooi, Mark; Bert, Wim; Ducatelle, Richard; Fisher, Matthew C.; Woeltjes, Antonius; Bosman, Wilbert; Chiers, Koen; Bossuyt, Franky; ...
  • Published: 03 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Abstract
The current biodiversity crisis encompasses a sixth mass extinction event affecting the entire class of amphibians. The infectious disease chytridiomycosis is considered one of the major drivers of global amphibian population decline and extinction and is thought to be caused by a single species of aquatic fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. However, several amphibian population declines remain unexplained, among them a steep decrease in fire salamander populations (Salamandra salamandra) that has brought this species to the edge of local extinction. Here we isolated and characterized a unique chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov., from ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Biodiversity, Amphibian, biology.animal, biology, Salamandra, biology.organism_classification, Ecology, Fire salamander, Chytridiomycosis, Chytridiomycota, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, medicine.drug_formulation_ingredient, medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Biological Sciences
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Funded by
EC| TAPAS
Project
TAPAS
Tracing Antimicrobial peptides and Pheromones in the Amphibian Skin
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 204509
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
Abstract
The current biodiversity crisis encompasses a sixth mass extinction event affecting the entire class of amphibians. The infectious disease chytridiomycosis is considered one of the major drivers of global amphibian population decline and extinction and is thought to be caused by a single species of aquatic fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. However, several amphibian population declines remain unexplained, among them a steep decrease in fire salamander populations (Salamandra salamandra) that has brought this species to the edge of local extinction. Here we isolated and characterized a unique chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov., from ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Biodiversity, Amphibian, biology.animal, biology, Salamandra, biology.organism_classification, Ecology, Fire salamander, Chytridiomycosis, Chytridiomycota, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, medicine.drug_formulation_ingredient, medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Biological Sciences
Related Organizations
Funded by
EC| TAPAS
Project
TAPAS
Tracing Antimicrobial peptides and Pheromones in the Amphibian Skin
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 204509
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov. causes lethal chytridiomycosis in amphibians

Martel, An; Spitzen-van der Sluijs, Annemarieke; Blooi, Mark; Bert, Wim; Ducatelle, Richard; Fisher, Matthew C.; Woeltjes, Antonius; Bosman, Wilbert; Chiers, Koen; Bossuyt, Franky; ...