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Fusarium spp. recovered from waste peanuts associated with sandhill crane mortality

Mycologia

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Abstract

Approximately 5000 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis ) died from undetermined causes in Gains County, Texas, 1985, and an additional 200 died in 1986. Prominent clinical signs were the inability of many sick cranes to hold their necks horizontal and the neck, head, and legs sometimes drooped perpendicularly during flight. Approximately 95% of the dead cranes' gizzards contained peanuts. Culturing of peanuts, shells, soil and soil debris from fields in which sandhill cranes died showed that Fusarium species were the fungi most frequently isolated and eight species were recovered from these substrates. Fusarium compactum, F. solani , and F. equiseti were the only species recovered from all substrates cultured from both fields.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fusarium spp. recovered from waste peanuts associated with sandhill crane mortality
Series title:
Mycologia
Volume
82
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 562-565
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mycologia
First page:
562
Last page:
565
Country:
USA
State:
TX
County:
Gaines
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