Lability in host defenses: Terrestrial frogs die from chytridiomycosis under enzootic conditions

Ana V. Longo, Robert J. Ossiboff, Kelly R. Zamudio, Patricia A. Burrowes

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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