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Histological evidence of chytridiomycete fungal infection in a free-ranging amphibian, Afrana fuscigula (Anura: Ranidae), in South Africa : short communication

E.P. Lane, C. Weldon, J. Bingham
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 74, No 1 | a493 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v74i1.493 | © 2003 E.P. Lane, C. Weldon, J. Bingham | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 June 2003 | Published: 25 June 2003

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Abstract

The 1st recorded histological evidence of chytridiomycete fungal infection in a free-ranging ranid amphibian in South Africa is presented. Literature on causes of a worldwide decline in amphibian populations is briefly reviewed.

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Amphibian; Chytridiomycosis; Dermatitis; Fungus

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