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Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines

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Globalized infectious diseases are causing species declines worldwide, but their source often remains elusive. We used whole-genome sequencing to solve the spatiotemporal origins of the most devastating panzootic to date, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a proximate driver of global amphibian declines. We traced the source of B. dendrobatidis to the Korean peninsula, where one lineage, BdASIA-1, exhibits the genetic hallmarks of an ancestral population that seeded the panz...

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10.1126/science.aar1965

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0000-0002-6852-3911
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0000-0001-8456-7458
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St Hilda's College
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0000-0003-1559-6014
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American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
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Science Journal website
Volume:
360
Issue:
6389
Pages:
621-627
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2018-05-10
Acceptance date:
2018-03-29
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1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pmid:
29748278

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