experimental transmission of cutaneous chytridiomycosis in dendrobatid a series of three experiments during march-october, 1998, two species of captive-bred poison dart frogs (dendrobates tinctorius and d. auratus) were exposed to batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a recently-described chytridiomycete fungus (chytrid) that was originally isolated from a blue poison dart frog (d. azureus). all frogs exposed to the chytrids developed a fatal skin disease, whereas none of the control frogs developed skin lesions. the most consistent clinical sign in chytrid-exposed fr ...200111272482
use of immunohistochemistry to diagnose chytridiomycosis in dyeing poison dart frogs (dendrobates tinctorius).chytridiomycosis, caused by batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, is an emerging disease of both wild and captive amphibians, posing a threat to their survival in many parts of the world. as the disease can be difficult to diagnose on routine pathologic sections, the purpose of this study was to develop an additional method for visualization. to accomplish this, immunohistochemical staining was applied to histologic skin sections from four experimentally infected dyeing poison dart frogs (dendrobates ...200314567242
widespread occurrence of bd in french guiana, south america.the amphibian chytrid fungus batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (bd) is a purported agent of decline and extinction of many amphibian populations worldwide. its occurrence remains poorly documented in many tropical regions, including the guiana shield, despite the area's high amphibian diversity. we conducted a comprehensive assessment of bd in french guiana in order to (1) determine its geographical distribution, (2) test variation of bd prevalence among species in french guiana and compare it to e ...201525902035
batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians confiscated from illegal wildlife trade and used in an ex situ breeding program in brazil.this paper describes an outbreak of chytridiomycosis affecting a group of dendrobates tinctorius, a neotropical anuran species, confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade and housed in a private zoo in brazil as part of an ex situ breeding program. we examined histological sections of the skin of 30 d. tinctorius and 20 adelphobates galactonotus individuals. twenty d. tinctorius (66.7%) and none of the a. galactonotus were positive for batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (bd). multiple development s ...201222436465
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