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Data from: Design- and model-based strategies for detecting and quantifying an amphibian pathogen in environmental samples

Brittany A. Mosher, Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Tara Chestnut, Jacob L. Kerby, Joseph D. Madison, Larissa L. Bailey & Brittany Mosher
Accurate pathogen detection is essential for developing management strategies to address emerging infectious diseases, an increasingly prominent threat to wildlife. Sampling for free-living pathogens outside of their hosts has benefits for inference and study efficiency, but is still uncommon. We used a laboratory experiment to evaluate the influences of pathogen concentration, water type, and qPCR inhibitors on the detection and quantification of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) using water filtration. We compared results pre- and post-inhibitor removal,...

Data from: Automated integration of trees and traits: a case study using paired fin loss across teleost fishes

Laura M. Jackson, Pasan C. Fernando, Josh S. Hanscom, James P. Balhoff & Paula M. Mabee
Data synthesis required for large-scale macroevolutionary studies is challenging with the current tools available for integration. Using a classic question regarding the frequency of paired fin loss in teleost fishes as a case study, we sought to create automated methods to facilitate the integration of broad-scale trait data with a sizable species-level phylogeny. Similar to the evolutionary pattern previously described for limbs, pelvic and pectoral fin reduction and loss are thought to have occurred independently...

Registration Year

  • 2017

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of South Dakota
  • University of North Carolina
  • Colorado State University