Evidence of vertical transmission of the snake fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Abstract

Snake fungal disease (ophidiomycosis) is an emerging infection of snakes caused by Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Little is known about mechanisms of this pathogen's transmission and its implications for conservation of wild snake populations. We report four cases with evidence of vertical transmission of O. ophiodiicola from dam to offspring.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Evidence of vertical transmission of the snake fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI 10.7589/2018-10-250
Volume 55
Issue 4
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher BioOne
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 961
Last page 964
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