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Mucor amphibiorum in the toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia

Speare, R. and Thomas, A.D. and O'Shea, P. and Shipton, W.A. (1994) Mucor amphibiorum in the toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases., 30 (3). pp. 399-407.

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Abstract

M. amphibiorum infection is reported in free-ranging toads, B. marinus , in Australia. In tissues the fungus occurred as spherules 4.9-36.4 micro m in diam; hyphae were not formed. Some spherules developed 2-11 daughter spherules internally and these were released into tissues by dissolution of the outer wall. Infected toads were found at 11 sites from 9 locations in northern and eastern Australia. The overall prevalence of infection in 3518 toads was 0.71%. At one location M. amphibiorum was isolated from soil.

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Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the Wildlife Disease Association. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Zygomycosis; hosts; infections; Bufo marinus; toads; Mucor amphibiorum; giant toad; fungus; epidemiology; identification; Bufonidae; Anura; Amphibia; Vertebrates; Chordata; animals; Australasia; Oceania; Mucorales; Zygomycotina; Eumycota; fungi; Australia.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Veterinary mycology
Science > Invasive Species > Animals
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary epidemiology. Epizootiology
Deposited On:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:10 Sep 2010 01:08

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