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Mucor amphibiorum in the toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia

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Speare, R., Thomas, A.D., 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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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
Live Archive:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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