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Kangaroos and wallabies as carriers of Basidiobolus haptosporus

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Speare, R. and Thomas, A.D. (1985) Kangaroos and wallabies as carriers of Basidiobolus haptosporus. Australian Veterinary Journal, 62 (6). pp. 209-210.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1985.tb07308...

Publisher URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/home


This fungus is a cause of cutaneous phycomycosis of horses in northern Australia. Of 162 macropods cultured for fungi, 14 of seven species yielded 17 isolates-15 from faeces and one each from stomach contents and small intestinal contents. Seven were identified as B. haptosporus, the other ten had lost the ability to sporulate. Faecal samples from 23 possums, 7 reptiles and a bird were negative for the fungus.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Horse diseases; epidemiological surveys; wild animals; mycoses; hosts; isolation; fungi; Basidiobolus haptosporus; Macropodidae; kangaroos; wallabies; horses; Australia; Vertebrates; Chordata; Basidiobolus; Entomophthorales; Zygomycotina; Eumycota; fungi; marsupials; Mammals; Macropodidae; Equus; Equidae; Perissodactyla; Ungulates; Australasia; Oceania.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Veterinary mycology
Live Archive:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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