Amphibians

Amphibian health publications

Berger, L., Speare, R., Daszak, P., Greene, D.E., Cunningham, A.A., Goggin, C.L., Slocombe, R., Ragan, M.A., Hyatt, A.D., McDonald, K.R., Hines, H.B., Lips, K.R., Marantelli, G. and Parkes, H. (1998) Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95(15): 9031-9036. doi:10.1073/pnas.95.15.9031.

Cunningham, A.A., Garner, T.W.J., Aguilar-Sanchez, V., Banks, B., Foster, J., Sainsbury, A.W., Perkins, M., Walker, S.F., Hyatt, A.D. and Fisher, M.C. (2005) Emergence of amphibian chytridiomycosis in Britain. Veterinary Record 157(13): 386-387. pmid:16183899.

Daszak, P., Berger, L., Cunningham, A.A., Hyatt, A.D., Green, D.E. & Speare, R. (1999) Emerging Infectious Diseases and Amphibian Population Declines. Emerging Infectious Diseases 5(6): 735-748. doi: 10.3201/eid0506.990601.

Daszak, P, Cunningham, A. A. and Hyatt, A. D. (2003) Infectious disease and amphibian population declines, Diversity and Distributions 9(2): 141–150. doi: 10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00016.x.

Duffus, A.L.J. and Cunningham, A.A. (2010) Major disease threats to European amphibians. The Herpetological Journal 20(3): 117–127. http://faculty.gordonstate.edu/aduffus/duffus%20and%20cunningham%202010.pdf

Duffus, A.L.J., Pauli, B.D., Wozney, K., Brunetti, C.R. and Berrill, M. (2008) Frog virus 3-like infections in aquatic amphibian communities. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44: 109-120. pmid:18263826.

Farrer, R.A., Weinert, L.A., Bielby, J., Garner, T.W.J., Balloux, F., Clare, F., Bosch, J., Cunningham, A.A., Weldon, C., du Preez, L.H., Anderson, L., Pond, S.L.K, Shahar-Golan, R., Henk, D. and Fisher, M.C. (2011) Multiple emergences of genetically diverse amphibian-infecting chytrids include a globalized hypervirulent recombinant lineage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(46): 18732–18736. doi:10.1073/pnas.1111915108.

Garner, T.W.J., Perkins, M., Govindarajulu, P., Seglie, D., Walker, S.J., Cunningham, A.A. and Fisher, M.C. (2006) The emerging amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis globally infects introduced populations of the North American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Biology Letters 2(3): 455-459. doi:10.1515/JBCPP.1991.2.1-2.111.

González-Hernández, M., Denoël, M., Duffus, A.J.L., Garner, T.W.J., Cunningham, A.A. and Acevedo-Whitehouse, K. (2010) Dermocystid infection and associated skin lesions in free-living palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) from Southern France. Parasitology International 59(3): 344–350. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2010.04.006.

Hyatt, A.D., Gould, A.R., Zupanovic, Z., Cunningham, A.A., Hengstberger, S., Whittington, R.J. and Coupar, B.E.H. (2000) Characterisation of piscine and amphibian iridoviruses. Archives of Virology 145: 301-331. pmid:10752555.

Pascolini, R., Daszak, P., Cunningham, A.A., Tei, S., Vagnetti, D., Bucci, S., Fagotti, A. and Di Rosa, I. (2003) Parasitism by Dermocystidium ranae in a population of Rana esculenta complex in Central Italy and description of Amphibiocystidium n. gen. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 56(1): 65-74. doi: 10.3354/dao056065

Pearman, P.B. and Garner, T.W.J. (2005) Susceptibility of Italian Agile Frog populations to an emerging Ranavirus parallels population genetic diversity. Ecology Letters 8: 401-408. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00735.x.

St-Amour, V., Wong, W.M., Garner, T.W.J. and Lesbarrères, D. (2008) Anthropogenic influence on the prevalence of two amphibian pathogens [letter]. Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(7): 1175-1176. doi:10.3201/eid1407.070602.

Teacher, A.G.F., Cunningham, A.A. and Garner, T.W.J. (2010) Assessing the long-term impact of Ranavirus infection in wild common frog populations. Animal Conservation 13: 514-522. doi:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2010.00373.x.

Teacher, A.G.F., Garner, T.W.J. and Nichols, R.A. (2009) Evidence for directional selection at a novel Major Histocompatability Class 1 marker in wild common frogs (Rana temporaria) exposed to a viral pathogen. PLoS ONE 4: E4616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.00046160.

Teacher, A.G.F., Garner, T.W.J. and Nichols, R.A. (2009) Population genetic patterns suggest a behavioural change in wild common frogs (Rana temporaria) following disease outbreaks (Ranavirus). Molecular Ecology 18: 3163-3172. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04263.x.