Fenton, A. ; Daversa, D. R.; Bosch, J. ; Serrano, C.; Manica, A.; Garner, T. W. J.

Chytrid fungus infection data in multi-host mesocosm communities

Data were generated from a mesocosm experiment to determine the extent to which non-reservoir hosts impact the maintenance and transmission of infections from parasites supported by reservoir hosts. The three host species were salamanders, Tree frogs (Hyla meridiensis) and Spiny toads (Bufo spinosus). The infection used was Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd).

The experiment was executed in the late summer of 2017, at the Centre for Captive Breeding of Threatened Amphibians, located in Rascafria, Spain.

Publication date: 2020-06-29

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You must cite: Fenton, A. ; Daversa, D. R.; Bosch, J. ; Serrano, C.; Manica, A.; Garner, T. W. J. (2020). Chytrid fungus infection data in multi-host mesocosm communities. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/093d6938-39f5-414d-b638-7d18e6dc52d3

 

Where/When

Temporal extent
2017-06-01    to    2017-09-30

Provenance & quality

The experiment quantified Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) infection dynamics in experimental host communities that varied in relative abundances of three host species that co-occur in the park: salamanders, Tree frogs (Hyla meridiensis), and Spiny toads (Bufo spinosus). There were five treatments total:

(i) control - 24 salamanders only;
(ii) 2 species with toads - 12 salamanders and 12 toads;
(iii) 2 species with frogs - 12 salamanders and 12 frogs;
(iv) 3 species non-random - 12 salamanders, 6 toads, and 6 frogs;
(v) 3 species random - relative abundances of salamanders, toads, and frogs chosen at random.

Correspondence/contact details

Prof Andy Fenton
University of Liverpool
 a.fenton@liverpool.ac.uk

Authors

Fenton, A.
University of Liverpool
Daversa, D. R.
University of Liverpool
Bosch, J.
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Serrano, C.
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Manica, A.
University of Cambridge
Garner, T. W. J.
Institute of Zoology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
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Rights Holder
University of Liverpool
 licenses@liverpool.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Institute of Zoology
 generalenquiries@zsl.org

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis,  Bufo spinosus,  Environmental survey Hyla meridiensis,  Salamander
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Last updated
13 July 2020 09:38