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Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, June 2017
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Title
Emerging fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild European snakes
Published in
Scientific Reports, June 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-03352-1
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Authors

Lydia H. V. Franklinos, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Elizabeth Bohuski, Julia Rodriguez-Ramos Fernandez, Owen N. Wright, Liam Fitzpatrick, Silviu Petrovan, Chris Durrant, Chris Linton, Vojtech Baláž, Andrew A. Cunningham, Becki Lawson

Abstract

Snake fungal disease (SFD) is an emerging disease of conservation concern in eastern North America. Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the causative agent of SFD, has been isolated from over 30 species of wild snakes from six families in North America. Whilst O. ophiodiicola has been isolated from captive snakes outside North America, the pathogen has not been reported from wild snakes elsewhere. We screened 33 carcasses and 303 moulted skins from wild snakes collected from 2010-2016 in Great Britain and the Czech Republic for the presence of macroscopic skin lesions and O. ophiodiicola. The fungus was detected using real-time PCR in 26 (8.6%) specimens across the period of collection. Follow up culture and histopathologic analyses confirmed that both O. ophiodiicola and SFD occur in wild European snakes. Although skin lesions were mild in most cases, in some snakes they were severe and were considered likely to have contributed to mortality. Culture characterisations demonstrated that European isolates grew more slowly than those from the United States, and phylogenetic analyses indicated that isolates from European wild snakes reside in a clade distinct from the North American isolates examined. These genetic and phenotypic differences indicate that the European isolates represent novel strains of O. ophiodiicola. Further work is required to understand the individual and population level impact of this pathogen in Europe.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 119 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 17%
Researcher 17 14%
Student > Master 17 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 21 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 51 43%
Environmental Science 16 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 28 24%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 131. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2021.
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