On further investigation I came across an example, research demonstrating that the same species of amphibian chytrid
fungus found on skin swabs of two species of corroboree frogs in the Australian Alps was believed to be responsible for the amphibians' declining populations (Hunter et al.
Scientists have identified chytrid
, a fast-killing fungus that may spread in waves, as responsible for wiping out frogs around the world.
Eight ponds exhibited signs of FV3 infection (range 0%-63% prevalence); 6 ponds contained frogs infected with the amphibian chytrid
(range 0%-36% prevalence).
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), also known as Chytrid
fungus, is believed responsible for world-wide amphibian decline.
We are already working on another front of animal health with the emergence of Batracochytrium dendrobatidis, commonly called chytrid
Years ago, scientists found that chytrid
fungus (Batrachozchytrium dendrobatidis) had infected many dead frogs found in tropical regions (SN: 2/26/00, p.
In the late 1990s a novel pathogen, the amphibian chytrid
fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), was discovered (Berger et al.
Bd is called a chytrid
fungus from the Greek chytridium, meaning "little pot" because small blisters filled with sperm-like, flagellated zoospores form in the skin of infected frogs.
Then there's the chytrid
fungus (Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis).
A decade after the extinction of golden toads (Bufo periglenes), scientists discovered a new species of pathogenic chytrid
fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
We screened all samples for chytrid
fungus with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the ITS-1/5.8S ribosomal DNA region of B.
An ongoing effort to test old museum specimens for the newly identified chytrid
pathogens has turned up signs of outbreaks in Colorado and California in the 1970s, scientists said last week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.