Matthew H Becker

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Towards a better understanding of the use of probiotics for preventing chytridiomycosis in Panamanian golden frogs
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ecohealth 8:501-6. 2011
  2. pmc The bacterially produced metabolite violacein is associated with survival of amphibians infected with a lethal fungus
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, MC 0406, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6635-8. 2009
  3. pmc Cutaneous bacteria of the redback salamander prevent morbidity associated with a lethal disease
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e10957. 2010
  4. pmc Community Structure and Function of Amphibian Skin Microbes: An Experiment with Bullfrogs Exposed to a Chytrid Fungus
    Jenifer B Walke
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0139848. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Phylogenetic distribution of symbiotic bacteria from Panamanian amphibians that inhibit growth of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Mol Ecol 24:1628-41. 2015
  6. pmc Most of the Dominant Members of Amphibian Skin Bacterial Communities Can Be Readily Cultured
    Jenifer B Walke
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 81:6589-600. 2015

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Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Towards a better understanding of the use of probiotics for preventing chytridiomycosis in Panamanian golden frogs
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ecohealth 8:501-6. 2011
    ..At this point, frogs began to die of chytridiomycosis. Future research will concentrate on isolating and testing antifungal bacterial species from Panama that may be more compatible with Atelopus skin...
  2. pmc The bacterially produced metabolite violacein is associated with survival of amphibians infected with a lethal fungus
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, MC 0406, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6635-8. 2009
    ..cinereus and that adding J. lividum is effective for protecting individuals that lack violacein-producing skin bacteria...
  3. pmc Cutaneous bacteria of the redback salamander prevent morbidity associated with a lethal disease
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e10957. 2010
    ..Therefore, symbiotic microbes associated with this species appear to be an important component of its innate skin defenses...
  4. pmc Community Structure and Function of Amphibian Skin Microbes: An Experiment with Bullfrogs Exposed to a Chytrid Fungus
    Jenifer B Walke
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0139848. 2015
    ..Bd is a selective force on microbial community structure and function, and beneficial states of microbial community structure may serve to limit the impacts of infection. ..
  5. doi request reprint Phylogenetic distribution of symbiotic bacteria from Panamanian amphibians that inhibit growth of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
    Matthew H Becker
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Mol Ecol 24:1628-41. 2015
    ..We hope that these findings contribute to the discovery and development of probiotics for amphibians that can mitigate the threat of chytridiomycosis. ..
  6. pmc Most of the Dominant Members of Amphibian Skin Bacterial Communities Can Be Readily Cultured
    Jenifer B Walke
    Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 81:6589-600. 2015
    ..These results open up new research avenues for understanding the functional roles of these dominant bacteria in host health. ..