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Health evaluation of amphibians in and near Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado, USA)

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Erin L Muths, and D Earl Green, Health evaluation of amphibians in and near Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado, USA): .

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We conducted a health survey of amphibians in and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National park (RMNP) to document current disease presence inside RMNP and identify disease outside RMNP with potential to spread to the Park's amphibians. Amphibians from five sites within RMNP and seven sites within 60 km of Park boundaries were collected and examined. Necropsies (n = 238), virus isolation, bacterial and fungal cultures, and histological examinations were carried out on amphibian egg masses (outside RMNP/within RMNP: 26/22), larvae (30/42), imagos (recently metamorphosed individuals) (0/3) and adults (61/67) of five species. marked infections by a pathogenic chytrid fungus (chyridiomycosis), Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, were detected in [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 12:18:43 CDT 2011

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