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Presence of the amphibian chytrid pathogen confirmed in Cameroon

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    0380297 - UZFG-Y 2013 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Baláž, V. - Kopecký, O. - Gvoždík, Václav
    Presence of the amphibian chytrid pathogen confirmed in Cameroon.
    Herpetological Journal. Roč. 22, č. 3 (2012), s. 191-194. ISSN 0268-0130
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk LC06073
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985904
    Klíčová slova: Afromontane * chytridiomycosis * Congolian lowland rainforests
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 1.081, rok: 2012

    A fungal pathogen of amphibians, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), was detected in contemporary amphibian populations in the lowlands of the Congo Basin, Cameroon. The proportion of infection was low (1.4%; 1/70), and no clinical symptoms were observed. At a distant mountain site the survey failed to detect Bd. Given the likely origin of Bd on the African continent, the low prevalence and infection intensity could provide evidence for host-pathogen coevolution resulting in a partial resistance. Considering the suitable climate for Bd and the rich amphibian fauna, we suggest that the Cameroonian highlands should be further monitored.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0211038