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1 October 1997 Mucormycosis in a Free-ranging Green Tree Frog from Australia
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Mucor amphibiorum is reported for the first time from a free-ranging native amphibian, a green tree frog (Litoria caerulea) from Queensland, Australia. The nasal cavity was largely replaced by granulomatous inflammatory tissue, and most internal organs had nodular granulomas. Typical mother and daughter sphaerules of M. amphibiorum occurred in these nodules which were due to granulomatous inflammation as well as areas of more active mixed inflammation with necrosis. Tissue homogenate from the spleen was inoculated into two cane toads (Bufo marinus), and one toad became infected with M. amphibiorum.

Berger, Speare, and Humphrey: Mucormycosis in a Free-ranging Green Tree Frog from Australia
Lee Berger, Rick Speare and John Humphrey "Mucormycosis in a Free-ranging Green Tree Frog from Australia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(4), (1 October 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.4.903
Received: 2 December 1996; Accepted: ; Published: 1 October 1997
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