Age- and size-dependent resistance to chytridiomycosis in the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina
Laura A Brannelly, Gerardo Martin, John Llewelyn, Lee F Skerratt, Lee Berger
Dis Aquat Organ | INTER-RESEARCH | Published : 2018
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We thank D. Tegtmeier, L. Bertola, M. Stewart, N. Harney, B. Cwiklinski and T. Knavel for data collection and husbandry assistance; G. Lestone for animal collection; M. Merces for help with dissections; and T. Kosch, D. Mendez, A. Hyatt, A. Shepak, A. Catenazzi, B. Phillips, R. Alford, F. Mutschmann and M. Crossland for more detailed cane toad survey data and advice on the manuscript. We particularly thank the late Dr. Rick Speare for his dedication to amphibian disease research and providing many comments on the direction of this manuscript. This work was financially supported by the Australian Research Council (grants FT100100375, LP110200240, DP120100811), and Taronga Zoo Conservation Science Initiative. Animal ethics were approved by James Cook University in applications A1897 and A2171.