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Comparative genomics of bacteria from amphibian skin associated with inhibition of an amphibian fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

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posted on 2021-11-30, 17:27 authored by Noah Wax, Jenifer B. Walke, David HaakDavid Haak, Lisa BeldenLisa Belden

Bacteria were isolated from the skin of four amphibian species in the Eastern US. These bacteria were tested for their ability to inhibit the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) via in vitro challenge assays. 40 of these bacteria were sent for whole genome sequencing. The aim of this study was to identify genomic differences among the isolates and generate hypotheses about the underpinnings of Bd growth inhibition.

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Funding for this research was provided by the Morris Animal Foundation, The Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech, and the National Science Foundation (DEB-1136640).

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University Libraries, Virginia Tech

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