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prevalence of selected pathogens in western pond turtles and sympatric introduced red-eared sliders in california, usa.pathogen introduction by invasive species has been speculated to be a cause of declining western pond turtle emys marmorata populations in california, usa. this study determined the prevalence of ranavirus spp., herpesvirus spp., mycoplasma spp. (via polymerase chain reaction of blood and nasal flush contents), and salmonella spp. infection (via fecal culture) in native e. marmorata and invasive red-eared sliders trachemys scripta elegans and compared infection prevalence in e. marmorata populat ...201324270022
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