Mass mortality of green frog tadpoles (Rana clamitans) in Wisconsin (USA) associated with severe infections with the Pathogenic Perkinsea Clade

Authors: Marcos Isidoro-Ayza; J M Lorch; Anne E Ballmann; N Businga
Contribution Number: 619


We describe the first documented mortality of green frog tadpoles (Rana clamitans) in Wisconsin, USA attributed to severe Perkinsea infections (SPI). Final diagnosis was determined by histopathology followed by molecular detection of Pathogenic Perkinsea Clade of frogs (PPC) in liver. This represents the first detection of PPC in the Midwestern USA.

Publication details
Published Date: 2018-09
Outlet/Publisher: Journal of Wildlife Disease 55(1)
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ARMI Organizational Units:
Pacific Northwest - Biology
National Wildlife Health Center
Place Names:
disease; parasite
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