High prevalence of ranavirus infection in permanent constructed wetlands in Eastern Kentucky, USA

Stephen C. Richter, Andrea N. Drayer, Jennifer R. Strong, Chelsea S. Kross, Debra L. Miller, Matthew J. Gray

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Abstract

The article discusses field surveys conducted in wetland located in the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF), Kentucky to check for the prevalence of Ranavirus infection in amphibians. It mentions Ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) amphibian chytrid fungus testing was performed at the University of Tennessee Center for Wildlife Health. It reveals high prevalence of infection in the area.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalHerpetological Review
Volume44
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DANIEL Boone National Forest (Ky.)
  • UNITED States
  • UNIVERSITY of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • VIRUSES
  • AMPHIBIANS
  • BATRACHOCHYTRIUM dendrobatidis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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