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21 April 2022 First Survey of the Pathogenic Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wild Populations of the Yunnan Caecilian (Ichthyophis bannanicus) in Guangxi, China
Jie-Ling Lai, Yong-Jian Bei, Zhi-Ling Wu, Xiang-Lian He, Rong Liao, Xiao-Lu He, Cai-Nuo Huang, Jie-Ming Pan, Gui-Fen Li
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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which causes chytridiomycosis, mainly infects Anura and Caudata but is poorly known in Gymnophiona. We conducted a survey of Bd in the Yunnan caecilian (Ichthyophis bannanicus) and found that 6 of 71 samples (8.4%) tested positive for Bd. To our knowledge, this is the first detection of Bd in wild I. bannanicus.

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Jie-Ling Lai, Yong-Jian Bei, Zhi-Ling Wu, Xiang-Lian He, Rong Liao, Xiao-Lu He, Cai-Nuo Huang, Jie-Ming Pan, and Gui-Fen Li "First Survey of the Pathogenic Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wild Populations of the Yunnan Caecilian (Ichthyophis bannanicus) in Guangxi, China," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 58(2), 450-453, (21 April 2022). https://doi.org/10.7589/JWD-D-21-00133
Received: 5 August 2021; Accepted: 4 November 2021; Published: 21 April 2022
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