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Amphibian chytridiomycosis outbreak dynamics are linked with host skin bacterial community structure

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Host-associated microbes are vital for combatting infections and maintaining health. In amphibians, certain skin-associated bacteria inhibit the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), yet our understanding of host microbial ecology and its role in disease outbreaks is limited. We sampled skin-associated bacteria and Bd from Pyrenean midwife toad populations exhibiting enzootic or epizootic disease dynamics. We demonstrate that bacterial communities differ between life stages wit...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-018-02967-w

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1559-6014
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Article number:
693
Publication date:
2018-02-15
Acceptance date:
2018-01-10
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EISSN:
2041-1723
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1128427
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pubs:1128427
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2020-08-26

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