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Death in the clouds : ranavirus associated mortality in assemblage of cloud forest amphibians in Nicaragua

(2014) ACTA HERPETOLOGICA. 9(1). p.125-127
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Amphibian diseases are acknowledged as significant contributors to the decline and extinction of amphibian species. The main culprits currently considered are chytridiomycosis and Ranavirus. In Central America, highly endemic and geographical restricted terrestrial species may be at risk from these diseases. We collected 49 Agalychnis callidryas larvae, one Lithobates forrei and five unidentified larvae on the Nicaraguan Island Ometepe, all deceased, and skin samples were taken. The presence of Ranavirus was determined using PCR. Ranavirus was found involved in 41 of 55 tadpoles. Forty-one Agalychnis callidryas, one Lithobates forrei and another five unidentified anuran tadpoles.
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Ometepe, Nicaragua, mortality, Ranavirus, Anurans, CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS, EVENTS, INFECTION

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Stark, Tariq, Carlijn Laurijssens, Martijn Weterings, Annemarieke Spitzen-van der Sluijs, An Martel, and Frank Pasmans. 2014. “Death in the Clouds : Ranavirus Associated Mortality in Assemblage of Cloud Forest Amphibians in Nicaragua.” Acta Herpetologica 9 (1): 125–127.
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Stark, T., Laurijssens, C., Weterings, M., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Martel, A., & Pasmans, F. (2014). Death in the clouds : ranavirus associated mortality in assemblage of cloud forest amphibians in Nicaragua. ACTA HERPETOLOGICA, 9(1), 125–127.
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Stark T, Laurijssens C, Weterings M, Spitzen-van der Sluijs A, Martel A, Pasmans F. Death in the clouds : ranavirus associated mortality in assemblage of cloud forest amphibians in Nicaragua. ACTA HERPETOLOGICA. 2014;9(1):125–7.
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Stark, Tariq, Carlijn Laurijssens, Martijn Weterings, et al. “Death in the Clouds : Ranavirus Associated Mortality in Assemblage of Cloud Forest Amphibians in Nicaragua.” ACTA HERPETOLOGICA 9.1 (2014): 125–127. Print.
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  abstract     = {Amphibian diseases are acknowledged as significant contributors to the decline and extinction of amphibian species. The main culprits currently considered are chytridiomycosis and Ranavirus. In Central America, highly endemic and geographical restricted terrestrial species may be at risk from these diseases. We collected 49 Agalychnis callidryas larvae, one Lithobates forrei and five unidentified larvae on the Nicaraguan Island Ometepe, all deceased, and skin samples were taken. The presence of Ranavirus was determined using PCR. Ranavirus was found involved in 41 of 55 tadpoles. Forty-one Agalychnis callidryas, one Lithobates forrei and another five unidentified anuran tadpoles.},
  author       = {Stark, Tariq and Laurijssens, Carlijn and Weterings, Martijn and Spitzen-van der Sluijs, Annemarieke and Martel, An and Pasmans, Frank},
  issn         = {1827-9635},
  journal      = {ACTA HERPETOLOGICA},
  keyword      = {Ometepe,Nicaragua,mortality,Ranavirus,Anurans,CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS,EVENTS,INFECTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {125--127},
  title        = {Death in the clouds : ranavirus associated mortality in assemblage of cloud forest amphibians in Nicaragua},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Acta\_Herpetol-13516},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2014},
}

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