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Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes: data

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Start Date
2004-09-01
End Date
2016-08-07

Citation

Jeffrey Lorch, and Becki Lawson, 2017, Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes: data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7XW4H14.

Summary

Snake fungal disease (SFD) is an emerging disease of wild snakes in eastern North America caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Recently, the disease has also been detected in wild snake in Europe. The data presented here describe: 1) culture, PCR, and histopathology results of wild European snakes opportunistically sampled for O. ophiodiicola, 2) colony expansion rates of various isolates of O. ophiodiicola from Europe and North America, and 3) DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic tree files.

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Jeffrey M Lorch
Originator :
Jeffrey M Lorch, Becki Lawson
Metadata Contact :
Jeffrey M Lorch
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emerging_fungal_pathogen_snakes.xml
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Europe snake fungal disease data_t1.csv 9.13 KB
Europe snake fungal disease data_t2.csv 353 Bytes
European snake fungal disease nxs files.zip 5.65 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 existence of snake fungal disease in wild populations of snakes in Europe.

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  • National Wildlife Health Center

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