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1 January 2013 Lability in Host Defenses: Terrestrial Frogs Die from Chytridiomycosis under Enzootic Conditions
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Chytridiomycosis-induced mortalities often occur upon the emergence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in naïve amphibian populations. We report chytridiomycosis-associated mortalities in the wild of the coqui (Eleutherodactylus coqui), a declining direct-developing frog with persistent Bd infections. These findings provide additional evidence of decreased host defenses during cool-dry seasons in Puerto Rico.

Ana V. Longo, Robert J. Ossiboff, Kelly R. Zamudio, and Patricia A. Burrowes "Lability in Host Defenses: Terrestrial Frogs Die from Chytridiomycosis under Enzootic Conditions," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(1), 197-199, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-05-129
Received: 7 May 2012; Accepted: 1 June 2012; Published: 1 January 2013
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