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Social immunity in amphibians: evidence for vertical transmission of innate defenses


Walke, J B; Harris, R N; Reinert, L K; Rollins-Smith, L A; Woodhams, D C (2011). Social immunity in amphibians: evidence for vertical transmission of innate defenses. Biotropica, 43(4):396-400.

Abstract

Amphibian embryos are at risk of microbial infection. Here we find evidence that innate immune defenses, both antimicrobial skin peptides and mutualistic microbiota,
of adult glass frogs, Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum, can be transmitted to embryos deposited on leaves above rain forest streams in Panama and can inhibit the
fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Abstract

Amphibian embryos are at risk of microbial infection. Here we find evidence that innate immune defenses, both antimicrobial skin peptides and mutualistic microbiota,
of adult glass frogs, Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum, can be transmitted to embryos deposited on leaves above rain forest streams in Panama and can inhibit the
fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:antimicrobial peptide; Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; disease ecology; Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum; Panama; skin defense; symbiotic microbiota.
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:12 Jul 2011 12:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:57
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0006-3606
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00787.x

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