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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004

Research

Origin of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus

Ché Weldon*Comments to Author , Louis H. du Preez*, Alex D. Hyatt†, Reinhold Muller‡, and Rick Speare‡
Author affiliations: *North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; †CSIRO, Geelong, Australia; ‡James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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Micrographs of immunoperoxidase stained sections through the interdigital webbing of Xenopus gilli, showing the morphologic features and size of zoosporangia consistent with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. A) Arrow a indicates localized hyperplastic epidermal response; arrow b indicates an uninfected region of the epidermis. B) Arrows indicate two zoosporangia with internal septa. Circle indicates location of the infection in the stratum corneum. Bar, 10 μm.

Figure 1. Micrographs of immunoperoxidase stained sections through the interdigital webbing of Xenopus gilli, showing the morphologic features and size of zoosporangia consistent with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. A) Arrow a indicates localized hyperplastic epidermal response; arrow b indicates an uninfected region of the epidermis. B) Arrows indicate two zoosporangia with internal septa. Circle indicates location of the infection in the stratum corneum. Bar, 10 μm.

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