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A survey for the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Tasmania.
Obendorf, DL and Dalton, A (2006) A survey for the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 140. pp. 25-30. ISSN 0080-4703
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A survey confirmed rhe presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in a number of frog habitats dose to major cities and towns across Tasmania.The detection of chytrid infection in some remote wetlands at high altitude locations on the Tasmanian Central Plateau is of particular concern. The likely presence of chytrid infections was assessed by examining tadpoles for signs of depigmentation, thinning and asymmetry in their keratinized jaw sheaths using a hand lens. Assessing the jaw shearhs of up to 60 tadpoles combined with rhe application of rhe Taqman chytrid PCR test was a useful means of detecting the presence of chytridiomycosis at each frog habitat
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 25-30|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2012 01:05|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:32|
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