Low-level detection of SFD-causing Ophidiomyces on Burmese Pythons in southwest Florida, with confirmation of the pathogen on co-occurring native snakes
Snake fungal disease (SFD), or ophidiomycosis, is caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola (Allender et al. 2015; Lorch et al. 2015). SFD is widespread across wild populations in the eastern United States (Lorch et al. 2016) and is known to infect more than 30 species of snake in North America and Europe (Lorch et al. 2016; Franklinos et al. 2017). No known phylogenetic or ecological patterns have been observed in susceptibility among snake taxa, and it is presumed that all species are likely susceptible (Burbrink et al. 2017).
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Low-level detection of SFD-causing Ophidiomyces on Burmese Pythons in southwest Florida, with confirmation of the pathogen on co-occurring native snakes|
|Series title||Herpetological Review|
|Publisher||Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles|
|Contributing office(s)||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|
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