Amphibian Chytrid Fungus – Information And Links

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Amphibian Chytrid Fungus – Information And Links

Supplement to the May 2008 REPTILES magazine article "Under Fire."

Mites in Reptiles
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Reptiles And Viral Diseases

The microscopic fungus known to scientists as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (or “Bd” for short) belongs to the chytrid fungi group, and the disease it causes is called chytridiomycosis. Bd has devastated many amphibian species around the world. To learn more about Bd and to find out what you can do to help, check out the following links.

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PARC Bd Mapping Project

For more about amphibian declines:
Amphibian Conservation Action Plan
• Amphibian Conservation Summit
Amphibian Ark and its “2008: Year of the Frog”
• Global Amphibian Assessment

About Bd Testing
• Overview from Pisces Molecular
Test kits and analysis

About Bd Treatment
• “Successful Treatment of Chytridiomycosis”
“Main Preventive Management Strategies for the Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis”
“A Protocol for Treating Chytrid (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) -Infected Frogs”

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