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Snake fungal disease: an emerging threat to wild snakes

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Start Date
2009-01-01
End Date
2015-12-31

Citation

Jeffrey Lorch, 2016, Snake fungal disease: an emerging threat to wild snakes: ,U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7Z31WRB.

Summary

Snake fungal disease (SFD) is an emerging disease of wild snakes in eastern North America caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. The data presented here describe: 1) the types of fungi recovered in culture from the skin of snakes with and without fungal skin infections, 2) the presence or absence of skin lesions in populations of snakes surveyed at several sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and 3) the various species of snakes that have been found to harbor O. ophiodiicola.

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Jeffrey M Lorch
Originator :
Jeffrey Lorch
Metadata Contact :
Jeffrey M Lorch
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Snake dermatitis data.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Table S1_9-23-2016.csv 11.07 KB
Table S2.csv 9.65 KB
Table S3_9-26-2016.csv 15.96 KB
Table S4_9-23-2016.csv 1.85 KB

Purpose

Data were either collected during the course of routine diagnostic work for the investigation of mortality or morbidity events in wildlife or were collected to determine the prevalence of snake fungal disease in wild populations of snakes.

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  • National Wildlife Health Center

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