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Impact of asynchronous emergence of two lethal pathogens on amphibian assemblages

Rosa, Gonçalo Miranda, Sabino-Pinto, Joana, Laurentino, Telma G., Martel, An, Pasmans, Frank, Rebelo, Rui, Griffiths, Richard A., Stohr, Anke C., Marschang, Rachel E., Price, Stephen J., and others. (2017) Impact of asynchronous emergence of two lethal pathogens on amphibian assemblages. Scientific Reports, 7 . p. 43260. ISSN 2045-2322. (doi:10.1038/srep43260)


Emerging diseases have been increasingly associated with population declines, with co-infections

ranaviruses have extraordinarily broad host ranges, however co-infection dynamics have been largely

assemblage in Serra da Estrela (Portugal). The detection of chytridiomycosis in Portugal was linked

emergence of a second pathogen - ranavirus - caused episodes of lethal ranavirosis. Chytrid effects

hosts, life-stages and altitudinal range. This new strain (Portuguese newt and toad ranavirus – member

locations in Iberia affected by CMTV-like ranaviruses. However, ranavirus was not always associated

We found little evidence that pre-existing chytrid emergence was associated with ranavirus and the

of host assemblages and changed host community composition and structure, posing a grave threat to

all amphibian populations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/srep43260
Uncontrolled keywords: Ecological epidemiology; Population dynamics
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Richard Griffiths
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 16:06 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 15:19 UTC
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