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

Chytrid fungus and ranavirus coinfection data in multi-host mesocosm communities

The dataset contains values on the prevalence and mean intensity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) infection and ranavirus (Rv) infections in different combinations of common frog (Rana temporaria) and common toad (Bufo bufo) during mesocosm experiments executed in the summer of 2018, at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Publication date: 2020-06-26

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Fenton, A. ; Daversa, D. R.; Manica, A.; Garner, T. W. J. (2020). Chytrid fungus and ranavirus coinfection data in multi-host mesocosm communities. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b33aff78-63d6-46a2-9353-93f45293a383

 

Where/When

Temporal extent
2018-07-01    to    2018-08-17

Provenance & quality

Experimental communities were composed of toad tadpoles, common frog tadpoles, or a 50/50 mixed species community and assigned one of four exposure regimes, which were broken into 2 phases according to pathogen type.

(i) Control: Phase 1 - 6 x sham exposure to sterile media, sham 2 – 1 x sham exposure
(ii) Bd only: Phase 1 - 6 x 150,000 Bd zoospores, phase 2 – single sham exposure
(iii) Rv only: Phase 1 - 6 x sham exposure, phase 2 – single Rv exposure
(iv) Co-infection: 6 x 150,000 Bd zoospores, phase 2 – single Rv exposure

For phase one, Bd zoospores in media or the same volume of sterile media (control) were introduced into the tanks. Phase 2 control tanks received three Rv-negative corpses. For phase three, Rv-positive larval common frog corpses were introduced into treatment tanks.

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
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
 info@eidc.ac.uk
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 bufo,  Environmental survey Mesocosm,  Rana temporaria,  ranavirus
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Last updated
13 July 2020 10:15