Navigation Links
Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia
Date:8/17/2011

An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide. The massive survey could help scientists zero in on why the fungus has been unusually devastating in many parts of the globe -- and why Asian amphibians have so far been spared the same dramatic declines.

The disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Bd, is the culprit behind amphibian extinctions in Central, South and North America, Australia and Europe. The new Asian survey of the fungus, which was published Aug. 16 in the journal PLoS One, shows that Bd is prevalent at very low levels in the region.

Asia is home to a highly diverse set of amphibian species, and potentially could be vulnerable to Bd. But Vance Vredenburg, assistant professor of biology, said very little is known about the fungus and its impact on the health of amphibians in Asia.

"That's why we're excited about this first really big survey," said Vredenburg, who led the research team. "If you look at chytrid worldwide, Asia's been the black hole in our data."

From 2001 to 2009, Vredenburg and his colleagues surveyed more than 3,000 amphibians -- mostly frogs -- from 15 Asian countries, swabbing the toe webbing, thigh and abdomen of the animals to pick up any signs of Bd, which infects the skin of amphibians.

They found that the prevalence of Bd was very low throughout the region, appearing in only 2.35 percent of the frogs. The Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea were the only countries with any Bd infection.

The survey suggests that Bd is either emerging in Asia, or may have been in Asia at low levels for a long time or that some other factor is preventing Bd "from fully invading Asian amphibians," the researchers write.

Each site in the study was only surveyed once, Vredenburg explain
'/>"/>

Contact: Elaine Bible
ebible@sfsu.edu
415-405-3606
San Francisco State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers find new hope for treatment of chronic leukemia
2. Researchers find way to align gold nanorods on a large scale
3. UBC researchers discover key mechanism that regulates shape and growth of plants
4. Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates
5. Researchers map pathway of infection for a common, potentially life-threatening respiratory virus
6. Researchers demonstrate green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors
7. Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct
8. NYU Langone researchers identify a signaling pathway as possible target for cancer treatment
9. Toronto researchers first to discover new genetic clue in the development of rheumatoid arthritis
10. Researchers decode workings of mysterious, but critical TB drug
11. Researchers fight cholera with computer forecasting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a leader ... announced the launch of a TR-FRET (time resolved ... Transcreener UDP Assay, a high throughput screening assay ... assay will allow for sensitive detection of hundreds ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Europe,s most prestigious innovation ... to present a video retrospective of the most exciting and innovative ... Toumazou and Sophie Wilson   A different ...   Starting on 22 January 2015 on   http://www.epo.org/european-inventor   ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... SHELTON, Conn. , Dec. 22, 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce ... consultant, Apollo Robbins for the 2015 International CES ... Apollo Robbins will be at the NXT-ID booth ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4
... 17, 2009) Tufts University researchers have identified a gene-diet ... replicated their findings in three independent studies. Men and ... index (BMI) scores and a higher incidence of obesity, ... saturated fat. These associations were seen in the apolipoprotein ...
... , REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 17 DigitalPersona, ... solutions, today announced that its customer, Picis, has ... and privacy protection for its Picis ED PulseCheck® ... U.are.U® Fingerprint Readers and One Touch® for Windows ...
... WASHINGTON DC, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 Experts in soil ... will present a Congressional educational briefing, "The Essence of Earth ... in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room). ... concept of "terroir" -- how the balance of vineyard management ...
Cached Biology News:Nutrigenomics researchers replicate gene interaction with saturated fat 2Nutrigenomics researchers replicate gene interaction with saturated fat 3Picis ED PulseCheck Increases Security and Privacy Protection in Nearly 150 Hospitals Through the Use of DigitalPersona Biometrics 2Picis ED PulseCheck Increases Security and Privacy Protection in Nearly 150 Hospitals Through the Use of DigitalPersona Biometrics 3Soil experts to discuss terroir, the link between Earth, wine on Nov. 19 in DC 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Eckert ... Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) services to the pharmaceutical and ... has joined the company in the position of Director ... years of broad and valuable experience in drug metabolism ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 21, 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the leading ... today announced that 2014 was a record-breaking year across the ... of the Anzo Smart Data Platform and our Smart Data ... insights from diverse data which led to record growth for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 zFlo Motion , ... to announce an exciting product from a new partner. ... solutions over the past 15 years, with offerings in the ... their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jersey , 22 de enero de 2015  El Dr. ... hoy su llamada a nominaciones para 2015. Este prestigioso ... hecho, o tiene el potencial para hacer, contribuciones destacadas ... se aceptarán hasta el 15 de marzo de 2015 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 3El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 4
... BOSTON, Mass.With the potential to save tens of thousands ... developed by MassBiologics at the University of Massachusetts and ... forward with positive results from a Phase 1 study. ... antibody (RAB-1) resulted in protective antibody levels in the ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) (the "Company") ... Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") held on Thursday, September 16, ... John H. Bauer and Phillip M. Nudelman, M.D. to ... Company,s 2013 Annual Meeting. Shareholders approved the proposals to ...
... BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 15 On Sept. 23 ... N.J. will host Contracting & Outsourcing 2010, the ... Contract Pharma Magazine. This year,s Conference will feature ... Contract Manufacturing at Pfizer, covering Global Pharma Outsourcing ...
Cached Biology Technology:New treatment for rabies advances after successful phase 1 trial in India 2New treatment for rabies advances after successful phase 1 trial in India 3Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports Outcome of Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2Pfizer, Merck, Roche/Genentech, GSK, J&J, BMS and More to Speak at Contracting & Outsourcing 2010 2
SPDP-Trinitrophenol (TNP) Bovine Serum Albumin...
Acrylamide, 500 g. Assay: > 99.9%, acrylic acid: < 0.001%. Conductivity (35%): < 2 umhos/cm.Risks: 45, 46, 48, 23, 24, 25 ; Safety Precautions: 53, 44. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals...
HRP Monoclonal-Goat Diluent - 5X Concentrate, 25 mL...
...
Biology Products: