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

Mycologia

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https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.1.38

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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
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-25.1.38
Volume:
82
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
562
Last page:
565
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Gaines County
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N
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N