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Development and worldwide use of non-lethal, and minimal population-level impact, protocols for the isolation of amphibian chytrid fungi

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Parasitic chytrid fungi have emerged as a significant threat to amphibian species worldwide, necessitating the development of techniques to isolate these pathogens into culture for research purposes. However, early methods of isolating chytrids from their hosts relied on killing amphibians. We modified a pre-existing protocol for isolating chytrids from infected animals to use toe clips and biopsies from toe webbing rather than euthanizing hosts, and distributed the protocol to researchers as...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41598-018-24472-2

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Leverhulme Trust More from this funder
Morris Animal Foundation More from this funder
Hungarian Academy of Sciences More from this funder
Conservation Leadership Programme More from this funder
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
7772
Publication date:
2018-05-17
Acceptance date:
2018-03-23
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EISSN:
2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
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pubs:860174
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uri:257f24d4-4d50-459e-ac42-43282d7acde4
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uuid:257f24d4-4d50-459e-ac42-43282d7acde4
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pubs:860174
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