Affiliation: California State University
- Detection of Coccidioides immitis in Kern County, California, by multiplex PCRAntje Lauer
California State University, Department of Biology, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Mycologia 104:62-9. 2012..The cultivation-independent method in this study together with soil parameters can be used to predict and confirm C. immitis growth sites and might be a valuable tool for public health institutions...
- Mitigating amphibian disease: strategies to maintain wild populations and control chytridiomycosisDouglas C Woodhams
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Front Zool 8:8. 2011..abstract:..
- Diversity of cutaneous bacteria with antifungal activity isolated from female four-toed salamandersAntje Lauer
Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
ISME J 2:145-57. 2008..The resident cutaneous antifungal bacteria may play an important role in amphibians' innate defense against pathogens, including the lethal chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis...
- Antifungal skin bacteria, embryonic survival, and communal nesting in four-toed salamanders, Hemidactylium scutatumJenifer L Banning
Department of Biology, James Madison University, MSC 7801, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
Oecologia 156:423-9. 2008..Microbe transmission is usually thought to be a cost of group living, but communal nesting in H. scutatum may facilitate the transmission of antifungal bacteria to embryos...
- Addition of antifungal skin bacteria to salamanders ameliorates the effects of chytridiomycosisReid N Harris
Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 83:11-6. 2009..Our results also suggest a mechanism for the association of climate change and the likelihood of chytridiomycosis outbreaks via the effects of the former on antifungal bacterial communities...
- The identification of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol as an antifungal metabolite produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon cinereusRobert M Brucker
Departments of Biology and Chemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
J Chem Ecol 34:39-43. 2008..73 microM, comparable to crude extract concentrations. This study is the first to show that an epibiotic bacterium on an amphibian species produces a chemical that inhibits pathogenic fungi...
- Biogeographical distribution and diversity of microbes in methane hydrate-bearing deep marine sediments on the Pacific Ocean MarginFumio Inagaki
Subground Animalcule Retrieval Project, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:2815-20. 2006..The recognition of which microbial groups prevail under distinctive subseafloor environments is a significant step toward determining the role these communities play in Earth's essential biogeochemical processes...