Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes
Snake fungal disease (SFD) is an emerging disease of wild snakes in eastern North America caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Recently, the disease has also been detected in wild snake in Europe. The data presented here describe: 1) culture, PCR, and histopathology results of wild European snakes opportunistically sampled for O. ophiodiicola, 2) colony expansion rates of various isolates of O. ophiodiicola from Europe and North America, and 3) DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic tree files.
|Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes
|Jeffrey M Lorch, Becki Lawson
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|National Wildlife Health Center