Latest publications
  • Van Rooij, P., Pasmans, F., Coen, Y., Martel, A. 2017. Efficacy of chemical disinfectants for the containment of the salamander chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. PLoS ONE 12(10). [Link]
  • Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.V., Ziegler, T., Pasmans, F., Martel, A.. 2017. Trade in wild anurans vectors the urodelan pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans into Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia, DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003125 [Link]
  • Stokstad, E. 2017. A fungus is attacking Europe's most beloved salamander. It could wreak havoc if it gets to North America. Science: DOI: 10.1126/science.aan7117 . [Link]
  • Dillon, M. J., Bowkett, A. E., Bungard, M. J., Beckman, K. M., O'brien, M. F., Bates, K., Fischer, M.C., Stevens, J.R., Thornton, C. R. 2017. Tracking the amphibian pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans using a highly specific monoclonal antibody and lateral‐flow technology. Microbial biotechnology, 10(2), 381-394. [Link]
  • Stegen, G., F. Pasmans, B.R. Schmidt, L.O. Rouffaer, S. van Praet, M. Schaub, S. Canessa, A. Laudelout, T. Kinet, C. Adriaensen, F. Haesebrouck, W. Bert, F. Bossuyt, A. Martel A, 2017. Drivers of salamander extirpation mediated by Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Nature, Issue 544, pp 353-356. [Link]
  • Fisher, M. C., 2017. Ecology: In peril from a perfect pathogen. Nature, Issue 544, 300-301. [Link]
  • Grant, E.H.C., E. Muths, R.A. Katz, S. Canessa, M.J. Adams, J.R. Ballard, L. Berger, C.J. Briggs, J.T.H. Coleman, M.J. Gray, M.C. Harris, R.N. Harris, B. Hossack, K.P. Huyvaert, J. Kolby, K.R. Lips, R.E. Lovich, H.I. McCallum, J.R. Mendelson III, P. Nanjappa, D.H. Olson, J.G. Powers, K.L.D. Richgels, R.E. Russell, B.R. Schmidt, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, M.K. Watry, D.C. Woodhams & C.L. White, 2017. Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontier in  Ecology and the Environment, 8. [Link]
  • Farrer, R. A., Martel, A., Verbrugghe, E., Abouelleil, A., Ducatelle, R., Longcore, J. E., James, T.Y., Fisher, M.C., Cuomo, C. A. 2017. Genomic innovations linked to infection strategies across emerging pathogenic chytrid fungi. Nature Communications, 8, 14742. [Link]
  • Laking, A.E., Ngo, H.N., Pasmans, F., Martel, A., Nguyen, T.T. 2017. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans is the predominant chytrid fungus in Vietnamese salamanders. Scientific Reports, 7, 44443. [Link]
  • Schmidt, B.R., Bozzuto C., Lötters, S., Steinfartz, S. 2017. Dynamics of host populations affected by the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Royal Society Open Science, 4:160801. [Link]
  • EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Balàž, V., Schmidt, C.G., Murray, K., Carnesecchi, E., Garcia, A., Gervelmeyer, A., Martino, L.,Munoz, G.I.,Verdonck, F., Zancanaro, G., Fabris, C. 2017. Scientific and technical assistance concerning the survival, establishment and spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal)  in  the  EU. EFSA Journal, 15(2) -4739 (77). [Link]
  • Feldmeier, S. Schefczyk, L. Wagner, N. Heinemann, G. Veith, M. Lötters, S, 2016. Exploring the Distribution of the Spreading Lethal Salamander Chytrid Fungus in Its Invasive Range in Europe – A Macroecological Approach. PLoS ONE 11: 10 [Link]
  • Parrott, J. C., Shepack, A., Burkart, D., LaBumbard, B., Scimè, P., Baruch, E., & A. Catenazzi, 2016. Survey of Pathogenic Chytrid Fungi (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans) in Salamanders from Three Mountain Ranges in Europe and the Americas. EcoHealth, 1-7. [Link]
  • White, C.L., M.J. Forzan, A.P. Pessier, M.C. Allender, J.R. Ballard, A. Catenazzi, H. Fenton, A. Martel, F. Pasmans, D.L. Miller, R.J. Ossiboff, K.L.D. Richgels & J.L. Kerby, 2016. Amphibian: A case definition and diagnostic criteria for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans chytridiomycosis. Herpetological Review 47:207-209. [Link]
  • Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., A. Martel, J. Asselberghs, E.K. Bales, W. Beukema, M.C. Bletz, L. Dalbeck, E.  Goverse, A. Kerres, T. Kinet, K. Kirst, A. Laudelout, L.F. Marin da Fonte, A. Nöllert, D. Ohlhoff, J. Sabino-Pinto, B.R. Schmidt, J. Speybroeck, F. Spikmans, S. Steinfartz, M. Veith, M. Vences, N. Wagner, F. Pasmans & S. Lötters, S. 2016:  Expanding distribution of lethal amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. Emerging Infectious Diseases: 22(7).  [Link]
  • Grant, E.H.C., E. Muths, R.A. Katz, Stefano Canessa, M.J. Adam, J.R. Ballard, L. Berger, C.J. Briggs, J. Coleman, M.J. Gray, M.C. Harris, R.N. Harris, B. Hossack, K.P. Huyvaert, J.E. Kolby, K.R. Lips, R.E. Lovich, H.I. McCallum, J.R. Mendelson III, P. Nanjappa, D.H. Olson, J.G. Powers, K.L.D. Richgels, R.E. Russell, B.R. Schmidt, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, M.K. Watry, D.C. Woodhams & C.L. White 2016. Salamander chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) in the United States—Developing research, monitoring, and management strategies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1233, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151233. [Link]
  • Van Rooij, P. A. Martel, F. Haesebrouck & F. Pasmans, F. 2015. Amphibian chytridiomycosis: a review with focus on fungus-host interactions. Vet Res. 46. doi: 10.1186/s13567-015-0266-0. [link]


    

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