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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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Table 2

Prevalence of chytridiomycosis in archived Xenopus, by time intervalsa

Time interval No. examined No. positives % positive (95% CI)
1871–1940 56 1 1.8 (0.0–9.6)
1941–1950 16 1 6.3 (0.2–30.2)
1951–1960 63 0 0.0 (0.0–5.7)
1961–1970 17 0 0.0 (0.0–19.5)
1971–1980 230 6 2.6 (1.0–5.6)
1981–1990 145 3 2.1 (0.4–5.9)
1991–2001 170 8 4.7 (2.0–9.0)
Total 697 19 2.7 (1.7–4.2)

ap = 0.36; CI, confidence interval.

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