urinary corticosterone metabolites and chytridiomycosis disease prevalence in a free-living population of male stony creek frogs (litoria wilcoxii).the emerging amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, which is caused by the fungal pathogen (batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, bd), has caused mass mortalities of native amphibian populations globally. there have been no previous studies on the relationships between stress hormones in free-living amphibians and bd infections. in this study, we measured urinary corticosterone metabolite concentrations and bd infections within free-living populations of male stony creek frog (litoria wilcoxii) in queens ...201222387450
how does chytrid infection vary among habitats? the case of litoria wilcoxii (anura, hylidae) in se queensland, australia.most analyses dealing with the geographical distribution of the chytrid fungus (batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) have been performed on large geographical scales and data on more localized distribution of the chytrid within catchments are scarce. in this study, we compare the prevalence and intensity of infection of chytrid within and outside rainforest habitats at five independent catchments in southeast queensland. in each catchment, we sampled adult litoria wilcoxii along two transects on the ...201020155300
endemic infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a frog community post-decline.the chytrid fungus batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has been implicated in the decline and extinction of numerous frog species worldwide. in queensland, australia, it has been proposed as the cause of the decline or apparent extinction of at least 14 high-elevation rainforest frog species. one of these, taudactylus eungellensis, disappeared from rainforest streams in eungella national park in 1985-1986, but a few remnant populations were subsequently discovered. here, we report the analysis of b. ...200415502873
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