Alexander Liddington's study involved taking swabs from the 13 species of frogs found in the national park to test for the presence of Chytrid
fungus, a widespread disease which is destroying global amphibian populations.
To avoid accidental introduction of pathogens, such as the Chytrid
fungus, to frog populations, hygiene protocols were implemented as per recommendations by Murray et al.
fungus thrives in a wide range of conditions, and it affects national parks around the country.
Widespread occurrence of the chytrid
fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa).
Alternatively, occupancy models have been used to model the dynamics of chytrid
fungus for studies in which individual hosts within a patch are assessed for disease, and prevalence is estimated as the proportion of infected hosts (inferred via PCR detection of a pathogen) in a patch (20).
In Australia, 28 per cent of frogs are threatened with extinction, while amphibians are also under attack from the deadly Amphibian Chytrid
In 2005 the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Zoo Atlanta and Southern Illinois University sent a team of scientists to Panama to collect live animals before chytrid
disease struck the area.
Additionally, the Chiricahua leopard frog faces an insidious Chytrid
fungus that weakens the animal to susceptibility to illness and predation.
Molecular and cultural assessment of chytrid
and Spizellomyces populations in grassland soils.
Majorcan midwife toads now flourish in mountain ponds once infected with the lethal chytrid
fungus called Bd (for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), says Trent Garner of the Institute of Zoology in London.
Fungicial effects of chemical disinfectants, UV light, desiccation and heat on the amphibian chytrid
Each is a highly targeted drug for diseases like pulmonary tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, vaginitis and several non-human diseases, including chytrid
fungus, which is decimating salamanders and causing white nose syndrome in North American bats.