Journal article

Additional disinfectants effective against the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

R Webb, D Mendez, L Berger, R Speare

DISEASES OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS | INTER-RESEARCH | Published : 2007

Abstract

Chytridiomycosis, a disease contributing to amphibian declines worldwide, is caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Identifying efficient and practical disinfectants effective against B. dendrobatidis is important to reduce the spread of the disease both in the wild and captivity. Previous studies identified a range of suitable disinfectant strategies. We evaluated the suitability of 3 additional disinfectants: two of these (TriGene Virucidal Disinfectant Cleaner and F10 Super Concentrate Disinfectant) are mixtures of chemicals and one (Betadine Antiseptic Liquid) contains a single active ingredient, povidone iodine. The disinfectants were tested using a range of concentrations..

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