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Chytridiomycosis related mortality in a midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in Belgium

Frank Pasmans (UGent) , Mariska Muijsers (UGent) , Sofie Maes (UGent) , Pascale Van Rooij (UGent) , Melanie Brutyn (UGent) , Richard Ducatelle (UGent) , Freddy Haesebrouck (UGent) and An Martel (UGent)
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Chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, contributes to amphibian declines worldwide. Recently, the fungus has shown to be widely distributed in Belgium and the Netherlands, although no clinical cases of the disease have been diagnosed yet. This case report describes the first case of mortality due to chytridiomycosis in Belgium in a wild population of midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans). The presence of clinical chytridiomycosis, combined with the relatively high prevalence of the fungus in Belgium, emphasizes the urgent need for a thorough study on the impact of infection on the native amphibian populations in Belgium.
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MLA
Pasmans, Frank, et al. “Chytridiomycosis Related Mortality in a Midwife Toad (Alytes Obstetricans) in Belgium.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, vol. 79, no. 6, 2010, pp. 460–62.
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Pasmans, F., Muijsers, M., Maes, S., Van Rooij, P., Brutyn, M., Ducatelle, R., … Martel, A. (2010). Chytridiomycosis related mortality in a midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in Belgium. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 79(6), 460–462.
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Pasmans, Frank, Mariska Muijsers, Sofie Maes, Pascale Van Rooij, Melanie Brutyn, Richard Ducatelle, Freddy Haesebrouck, and An Martel. 2010. “Chytridiomycosis Related Mortality in a Midwife Toad (Alytes Obstetricans) in Belgium.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 79 (6): 460–62.
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Pasmans, Frank, Mariska Muijsers, Sofie Maes, Pascale Van Rooij, Melanie Brutyn, Richard Ducatelle, Freddy Haesebrouck, and An Martel. 2010. “Chytridiomycosis Related Mortality in a Midwife Toad (Alytes Obstetricans) in Belgium.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 79 (6): 460–462.
Vancouver
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Pasmans F, Muijsers M, Maes S, Van Rooij P, Brutyn M, Ducatelle R, et al. Chytridiomycosis related mortality in a midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in Belgium. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2010;79(6):460–2.
IEEE
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F. Pasmans et al., “Chytridiomycosis related mortality in a midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in Belgium,” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 460–462, 2010.
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  volume       = {{79}},
  year         = {{2010}},
}

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