Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Longcore, Pessier & D.K. Nichols (1999))

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Description 1

Pathogenic fungus, asexual, spherical, eukaryotic, which is developed on keratinised skin cells of amphibians, causing the disease called chytridiomycosis. Produces zoospores with 3-5 μm diameter during their dissemination stage, without prominent lipid globules and with a posterior flagellum. Presence of internal walls.

Biology 1

Sporangia live inside epidermal cells, first parasitising cells at a few layers' depth, and have a development rate which matches the cell's maturing process, as the cells moves outwards and becomes keratinised.

Habitat 1

Well adapted to living in the epidermis dynamic tissues. Ample environmental tolerance, capable of resisting a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. Optimal temperature conditions for growth in laboratory are between 17-25 oC.

Sources 1

CABI

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Flora 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_crustaceos.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/2006

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