Friday, 10 May 2013

Bd on Sardinia

A new paper out on-line at Diversity and Distributions, co-authored by members of RACE and the NGO Zirichiltaggi describes geographic and host patterns of infection in Sardinian amphibians. Infection was only detected in two of the species found on the island, one endemic and threatened and one near-endemic and considered not threatened by the IUCN. Based on species-specific patterns of habitat use, the authors also conclude that infection is predominantly maintained through intraspecific transmission. Buona lettura!

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