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This disease is of major global concern as it has caused extinction of several amphibian species, and the decline of many more. ... 2017. Reservoir-host amplification of disease impact in an endangered amphibian. Conserv Biol.31(3):592-600.
Global trade spreads deadly frog disease from Asia. Corroboree frog getting tested for chytrid. ... The paper, Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines, was published in Sciencetoday.
Genetic clues reveal origins of the killer fungus behind the ‘amphibian plague’
We have learnt so much about this disease, but still do not have a widely effective method for producing sustainable populations in the wild.”. ... A Great barred frog with severe fungal infection. Decades of mainly focusing on one disease has not
Warm frogs can beat deadly disease. Tue, 15 Aug 2017. Warm frogs can beat deadly disease. ... In practical terms, it means that a small-scale removal of trees or large branches overhanging critical habitats such as streams might reduce disease in the
The Science Place (142-111) - Townsville Campus Crowther Theatre (A3-001) - Cairns Campus. A3-01 - Singapore Campus. #JCU3MT @jamescookuniversity. 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Visualise Your Thesis Program. James Cook University 5 September
JCU postdoctoral researcher Tiffany Kosch said the main threat to the species is the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus. ... The Amphibian Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) has already caused the extinction of six Australian frog species, and a
Vulnerable species and individuals should now be identifiable before the disease spreads to them. ... Furthermore, recovery programs can be planned to breed disease-resistant amphibians for release back into the wild.
Environmental Biosecurity at JCU.
Understanding the tipping point between epidemic and endemic disease: amphibian chytridiomycosis as a model system. ... The infection also occurs in lowland frog populations but usually does not cause severe disease.
Our goal is to improve timely disease recognition and management, and minimize future species loss.”. ... Fig 1A. Fig 1B. Photo captions:. Chytridiomycosis: a catastrophic biodiversity disease causing amphibian declines.