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Wirth, W., Elliott, E., Rudd, D., Hayes, L., Maclaine, A., Mashkour, N., ... & Ariel, E. (2020). Cutaneous Lesions in Freshwater Turtles (Emydura macquarii krefftii and Myuchelys latisternum) in a Rainforest Creek in North Queensland, Australia. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 33.

Jones, K., Burgess, G., Budd, A. M., Huerlimann, R., Mashkour, N., & Ariel, E. (2020). Molecular evidence for horizontal transmission of chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 at green turtle (Chelonia mydas) foraging grounds in Queensland, Australia. Plos one, 15(1), e0227268.

de Gouvea Pedroso, S. B., Phalen, D. N., Terkildsen, M., Blyde, D., March, D. T., Gordon, A. N., ... & Lloyd, H. B. (2020). Coccidiosis in green turtles (Chelonia Mydas) in Australia: Pathogenesis, spatial and temporal distribution, and climate-related determinants of disease outbreaks. The Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 56(2), 359-371.

Maclaine, A., Wirth, W. T., McKnight, D. T., Burgess, G. W., & Ariel, E. (2020). Ranaviruses in captive and wild Australian lizards. FACETS, 5(1), 758-768.

March, D. T., Ariel, E., Munns, S., Rudd, D., Blyde, D., Christidis, L., & Kelaher, B. P. (2019). Physiological changes in post-hatchling green turtles (Chelonia mydas) following short-term fasting: implications for release protocols. Conservation physiology, 7(1), coz016.

Mashkour, N., Jones, K., Hipolito, H. V., Kophamel, S., Ahasan, S., Walker, G., ... & Elliman, J. (2020). Disease Risk Analysis in sea turtles: A baseline study to inform conservation efforts. bioRxiv.

Ahasan, S., Kinobe, R., Elliott, L., Owens, L., Scott, J., Picard, J.,& Ariel, E. (2019). Bacteriophage versus antibiotic therapy on gut bacterial communities of juvenile green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Environmental microbiology.

Condon, K., Bochow, S., Ariel, E., & Miller, T. L. (2019). Complete Genome Sequences of Betanodavirus from Australian Barramundi (Lates calcarifer). Microbiol Resour Announc, 8(16), e00081-19.

Maclaine, A., Forzán, M. J., Mashkour, N., Scott, J., & Ariel, E. (2019). Pathogenesis of Bohle iridovirus (Genus Ranavirus) in experimentally infected juvenile eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii). Veterinary pathology, 56(3), 465-475.

March, D. T., Ariel, E., Munns, S., Rudd, D., Blyde, D., Christidis, L., & Kelaher, B. P. (2019). Physiological changes in post-hatchling green turtles (Chelonia mydas) following short-term fasting: implications for release protocols. Conservation Physiology, 7(1), coz016.

Wirth W, Schwarzkopf L, Skerratt LF, Tzamouzaki A, Ariel E. Dose-dependent morbidity of freshwater turtle hatchlings, Emydura macquarii krefftii, inoculated with Ranavirus isolate (Bohle iridovirus, Iridoviridae). Journal of General Virology (Accepted August 2019)

Ariel E. (2018) Turtle Trials and Tribulations. Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology. 15: 4-5

Ahasan MS, Waltzek TB, Huerlimann, R., & Ariel, E. (2018). Comparative analysis of gut bacterial communities of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) pre-hospitalization and post-rehabilitation by high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA gene. Microbiological Research 207:91-99

Caron, A. G., Thomas, C. R., Berry, K. L., Motti, C. A., Ariel, E., & Brodie, J. E. (2018). Ingestion of microplastic debris by green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the Great Barrier Reef: Validation of a sequential extraction protocol. Marine pollution bulletin, 127, 743-751.

Caron, A. G., Thomas, C. R., Berry, K. L., Motti, C. A., Ariel, E., & Brodie, J. E. (2018). Validation of an optimised protocol for quantification of microplastics in heterogenous samples: A case study using green turtle chyme. MethodsX, 5, 812-823.

Hall, R. J., Robson, S. K., & Ariel, E. (2018). Colour vision of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings: Do they still prefer blue under water?. PeerJ Preprints, 6, e26642v1.

Jones, K., Jensen, M., Burgess, G., Leonhardt, J., van Herwerden, L., Hazel, J. & Ariel, E. (2018). Closing the gap: mixed stock analysis of three foraging populations of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef. PeerJ, 6, e5651.

Maclaine, A., Mashkour, N., Scott, J., & Ariel, E. (2018). Susceptibility of eastern water dragons Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii to Bohle iridovirus. Diseases of aquatic organisms, 127(2), 97-105.

March, D. T., Vinette-Herrin, K., Peters, A., Ariel, E., Blyde, D., Hayward, D. & Kelaher, B. P. (2018). Hematologic and biochemical characteristics of stranded green sea turtles. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 30(3), 423-429.

Mashkour, N., Maclaine, A., Burgess, G. W., & Ariel, E. (2018). Discovery of an Australian Chelonia mydas papillomavirus via green turtle primary cell culture and qPCR. Journal of virological methods, 258, 13-23.

Stilwell, N. K., Whittington, R. J., Hick, P. M., Becker, J. A., Ariel, E., Van Beurden, S., ... & Waltzek, T. B. (2018). Partial validation of a TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR for the detection of ranaviruses. Diseases of aquatic organisms, 128(2), 105-116.

Wirth W, Schwarzkopf L, Skerratt LF, Ariel E. (2018). Ranaviruses in reptiles. PeerJ 6:e6083

Ahasan MS, Waltzek TB, Huerlimann, R., & Ariel, E. (2017). Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Ahasan, M. S., Picard, J., Elliott, L., Kinobe, R., Owens, L., & Ariel, E. (2017). Evidence of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriales isolated from green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin.120:18-27

Ariel E, Elliott E, Meddings JI, Miller J, Santos MB, Owens L (2017). Serological survey of Australian native reptiles for exposure to ranavirus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 126:173-183.

Ariel, E., Freeman, A. B., Elliott, E., Wirth, W., Mashkour, N., & Scott, J. (2017). An unusual mortality event in Johnstone River snapping turtles elseya irwini (johnstone) in Far North Queensland, Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95(10), 355-361.

Ariel, E., Nainu, F., Jones, K., Juntunen, K., Bell, I., Gaston, J., ... & Burgess, G. W. (2017). Phylogenetic variation of chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 in green turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations along the Queensland Coast, Australia. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 9:150-157.

Ariel, E., Subramaniam, K., Imnoi, K., Sriwanayos, P., Ahasan, M. S., Olesen, N. J., ... & Waltzek, T. B. (2017). Genomic Sequencing of Ranaviruses Isolated from Edible Frogs (Pelophylax esculentus). Genome announcements, 5 (38), e01015-17.

Delli Paoli Carini, A., Ariel, E., Picard, J., & Elliott, L. (2017). Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Isolates from Captive Green Turtles and In Vitro Sensitivity to Bacteriophages. International Journal of Microbiology, 2017. 2017:1-8

Forzán, M. J., Jones, K. M., Ariel, E., Whittington, R. J., Wood, J., Markham, R. F., & Daoust, P. Y. (2017). Pathogenesis of frog virus 3 (Ranavirus, Iridoviridae) infection in wood frogs (Rana sylvatica). Veterinary pathology, 54(3), 531-548.

Hick P, Ariel E and Whittington R (2017) Epizootic Hematopoietic Necrosis and European Catfish Virus, In: Woo PTK (ed) Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection, CABI

Price, S. J., Ariel, E., Maclaine, A., Rosa, G. M., Gray, M. J., Brunner, J. L., & Garner, T. W. (2017). From fish to frogs and beyond: Impact and host range of emergent ranaviruses. Virology, 511, 272-279.