Mucormycosis in the platypus and amphibians caused by Mucor amphibiorum

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Abstract

Mucormycosis in the platypus and the anuran (frogs and toads) is a serious fungal disease affecting these aquatic taxa. Mucor amphibiorum infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in free-living platypuses in Tasmania. Infection has also been reported in free-ranging cane toads and frogs from mainland Australia, but not confirmed in platypuses from the mainland. This paper reviews mucormycosis in the platypus and anuran, including consideration of the clinical, epidemiological, pathological and diagnostic features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Volume36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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