Journal article

A rapid and inexpensive viability assay for zoospores and zoosporangia of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Rebecca Jane Webb, Lee Berger, Lee F Skerratt, Alexandra A Roberts

Journal of Microbiological Methods | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is causing global amphibian declines. Here we describe a simple, rapid and inexpensive methylene blue staining protocol to determine B. dendrobatidis viability, regardless of life-stage. The viability of cells in suspension or adherent monolayers can be determined using either manual microscopy counting or colorimetric assay.