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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004


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 1

Prevalence of chytridiomycosis in archived Xenopus spp. from southern Africaa

Species No. examined % positive (95% CI) Earliest positive detected Country
Xenopus laevis 583 2.6 (1.5–4.2) 1938 South Africa
X. meulleri 53 3.8 (0.5–13.0) 1991 Swaziland
X. gilli 61 3.3 (0.4–11.4) 1943 South Africa
Total 697 2.7

ap = 0.7; CI, confidence interval.

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