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Data from a national survey for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans

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2014-05-02
End Date
2017-08-17

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Waddle, J.H., Grear, D.A., Glorioso, B.M., Backlin, A.R., Barichivich, W.J., Brand, A.B., Calhoun, D.L., Fleming, J.E., Dietrich, A.E., Kleeman, P.M., and Cruz, M.A., 2019, Data from a national survey for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BGQA1T.

Summary

This dataset provides the results of a national survey of the conterminous U.S. for the salamander chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative from May 2014 to August 2017. Sites were sampled by capturing amphibians by hand or by traps or nets that were then swabbed individually using methods that prevent sample contamination. All swabs were then analyzed using a real-time TaqMan PCR for detection of B. salamandrivorans on the extracted DNA. The data consist of locality information and data on the individual sampled, as well as the result of the test for B. salamandrivorans. No cases of B. salamandrivorans were detected in this study.

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These data were collected to attempt to document the current distribution of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in the U.S. Locality data can be used to determine the spatial extent of this survey. No cases of B. salamandrivorans were detected in this study. The number of individuals sampled per site can be used to determine the level of sampling effort at each site. The species data provides information on the species that were sampled.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9BGQA1T

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