Challenging a host-pathogen paradigm: Susceptibility to chytridiomycosis is decoupled from genetic erosion

Donal Smith, David O'Brien, Jeanette Hall, Chris Sergeant, Lola Brookes, Xavier Harrison, Trenton Garner & Robert Jehle
The putatively positive association between host genetic diversity and the ability to defend against pathogens has long attracted the attention of evolutionary biologists. Chytridiomycosis, a disease caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has emerged in recent decades as a cause of dramatic declines and extinctions across the amphibian clade. Bd susceptibility can vary widely across populations of the same species, but the relationship between standing genetic diversity and susceptibility has remained notably underexplored...
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