/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Low disease-causing threshold in a frog species susceptible to chytridiomycosis /manager/Repository/uon:29797 Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a pathogen that can cause the fatal disease chytridiomycosis. We measured the infection load and observed signs of disease in Litoria aurea. Receiver operating characteristic curves were used to quantify the dissimilarity between the infection loads of L. aurea that showed signs associated with chytridiomycosis and those that did not. Litoria aurea had a 78% probability of developing chytridiomycosis past a threshold of 68 zoospore equivalents (ZE) per swab and chytridiomycosis occurred within a variable range of 0.5–490 ZE. Studies should incorporate a species-specific threshold as a predictor of chytridiomycosis, rather than a binary diagnosis. Measures of susceptibility to chytridiomycosis must account not only for the ability of B. dendrobatidis to increase its abundance on the skin of amphibians but also to determine how each species tolerates these infection loads.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:30:36 AEDT ]]> A place for taxonomic profiling in the study of the coral prokaryotic microbiome /manager/Repository/uon:45456 Fri 28 Oct 2022 14:23:02 AEDT ]]>