publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Expanding Distribution of Lethal Amphibian Fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe.

van der Sluijs, Adriana Marieke; Martel, An; Asselberghs, Johan; Bales, Emma K; Beukema, Wouter; Bletz, Molly C; Dalbeck, Lutz; Goverse, Edo; Kerres, Alexander; Kinet, Thierry; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 22, issue 7, pages 1,286-1,288 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract
Emerging fungal diseases can drive amphibian species to local extinction. During 2010-2016, we examined 1,921 urodeles in 3 European countries. Presence of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans at new locations and in urodeles of different species expands the known geographic and host range of the fungus and underpins its imminent threat to biodiversity.
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), amphibian, chytridiomycosis, Veterinary Sciences, CHYTRID FUNGUS, DENDROBATIDIS, SALAMANDERS, Dispatch, Expanding Distribution of Lethal Amphibian Fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, Ichthyosaura alpestris, Lissotriton vulgaris, Salamandra salamandra, chytridiomycosis, amphibian, fungi, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Europe, geographic distribution, emerging infectious disease, Medicine, R, Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216, Ecology, Biodiversity, Fungus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Host (biology), Chytridiomycota, biology.animal, Local extinction, medicine.drug_formulation_ingredient

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Expanding Distribution of Lethal Amphibian Fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe.

van der Sluijs, Adriana Marieke; Martel, An; Asselberghs, Johan; Bales, Emma K; Beukema, Wouter; Bletz, Molly C; Dalbeck, Lutz; Goverse, Edo; Kerres, Alexander; Kinet, Thierry; ...