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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Survival of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Water: Quarantine and Disease Control Implications

Megan L. Johnson*Comments to Author  and Richard Speare*
Author affiliations: *James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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Survival of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in artificial water environments

Tap water Deionised water Lake water
Duration of growth in watera



Strain 98-1810/3
1 wk
1 wk
1 wk
Strain 98-1469/10
1 wk
1 wk
1 wk
Release of zoospores



Strain 98-1810/3
No
No
Yes (wk 5–7)
Strain 98-1469/10
No
No
Yes (wk 2,3,7)
Duration of viabilityb



Strain 98-1810/3
3 wk
3 wk
6 wk
Strain 98-1469/10 3 wk 4 wk 3 wk

aGrowth, zoospores attach to flask and develop into zoosporangia.

bViability, growth occurs when aliquots from water are inoculated into TGhL broth.

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