Browsing SDZWA Research Publications by Subject "SKIN"
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Characterization of color pattern dimorphism in Turks and Caicos boas, Chilabothrus chrysogaster chrysogaster, on Big Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands…Based on examination of 737 live wild specimens observed over 12 yr within a population of boas on Big Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, we characterized the striped/spotted CPD and examined potential morphological and spatial correlates of this pattern dimorphism. Contrary to predictions based on studies of similar CPD in colubrid snakes, we found no association between striped or spotted morphs and sex, age, size, or potential morphological correlates….
Diagnosis and control of amphibian chytridiomycosisChytridiomycosis is an emerging infectious disease associated with global amphibian population dec- lines. The causative agent, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), is a chytrid fungus with a broad host range documented to infect the skin of over 300 different frog and salamander species to date (www.spatialepidemiology.net/bd-maps)....