Matthew C Fisher
Affiliation: Imperial College
- Global emergence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and amphibian chytridiomycosis in space, time, and hostMatthew C Fisher
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, United
Annu Rev Microbiol 63:291-310. 2009..We then consider the major host and pathogen factors that have led to the occurrence of chytridiomycosis in amphibian species, populations, and communities...
- Multiple emergences of genetically diverse amphibian-infecting chytrids include a globalized hypervirulent recombinant lineageRhys A Farrer
Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:18732-6. 2011....
- Proteomic and phenotypic profiling of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis shows that genotype is linked to virulenceMatthew C Fisher
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Norfolk Place, London W21PG, UK
Mol Ecol 18:415-29. 2009..We argue that future studies need to clarify the mechanism(s) and rate at which Bd is evolving, and the impact that such variation has on the host-pathogen dynamic...
- Persistence of the emerging pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis outside the amphibian host greatly increases the probability of host extinctionKate M Mitchell
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
Proc Biol Sci 275:329-34. 2008..Although this model is able to predict clear trends, more precise predictions will only be possible when the life history of B. dendrobatidis, including free-living stages of the life cycle, is better understood...
- Context-dependent amphibian host population response to an invading pathogenBenjamin J Doddington
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
Ecology 94:1795-804. 2013..Our results illustrate the need to take into account the appropriate environmental scale and context when assessing the risk that an emerging pathogen presents to a naive population or species...
- Clonality despite sex: the evolution of host-associated sexual neighborhoods in the pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffeiDaniel A Henk
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
PLoS Pathog 8:e1002851. 2012..marneffei overlap with three different bamboo rat host distributions suggesting that recombination within hosts may act to maintain population barriers within P. marneffei...
- Using false discovery rates to benchmark SNP-callers in next-generation sequencing projectsRhys A Farrer
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
Sci Rep 3:1512. 2013..We benchmark this method against other SNP callers using our FDR method with three fungal genomes, finding that it was able achieve a high level of accuracy. These tools are available at http://cfdr.sourceforge.net/...
- Emerging fungal threats to animal, plant and ecosystem healthMatthew C Fisher
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, UK
Nature 484:186-94. 2012..We argue that nascent fungal infections will cause increasing attrition of biodiversity, with wider implications for human and ecosystem health, unless steps are taken to tighten biosecurity worldwide...
- Environmental detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in a temperate climateSusan F Walker
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
Dis Aquat Organ 77:105-12. 2007..Our results emphasise the need to further investigate the life cycle of B. dendrobatidis to more completely understand the epidemiology of this emerging pathogen...