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1 October 2016 Chytrid Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in Wild Populations of the Lake Titicaca Frog, Telmatobius culeus, in Peru
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The Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) is critically endangered, primarily from overexploitation. However, additional threats, such as chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), are poorly studied. We found moderate levels of chytrid infection using quantitative PCR. Our results enhance our understanding of chytrid tolerance to high pH and low water temperature.

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Raul A. Berenguel, Roberto K. Elias, Thomas J. Weaver, and Richard P. Reading "Chytrid Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in Wild Populations of the Lake Titicaca Frog, Telmatobius culeus, in Peru," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(4), 973-975, (1 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.7589/2016-01-007
Received: 8 January 2016; Accepted: 1 May 2016; Published: 1 October 2016
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