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The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 10. Sampling for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Russia

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pp. 55-58
Authors: Civiš, Petr and Vojar, Jiří and Baláž, Vojtech and Kohutka, Alexandr and Ulbrichová, Iva and Dvořák, Vít

Abstract: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a fungus causing the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, is decimating populations around the globe. Nevertheless, the biggest continent, Asia, has been studied only infrequently and huge areas remain unsampled. We collected samples in the far eastern part of the Russian Federation. No amphibians were detected to be positive for Bd. Our results correspond with presumptions of low prevalence in the north of Asia and show that Bd-free areas are still to be found and harbour naïve and potentially susceptible populations.

Keywords: BUFO GARGARIZANS, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, FAR EAST, CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS, KEYSERLINGII, RANA DYBOWSKII, SALAMANDRELLA

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