Data from: Amphibian chytridiomycosis in Japan: distribution, haplotypes, and possible entry into Japan

Koichi Goka, Jun Yokoyama, Yumi Une, Toshiro Kuroki, Kazutaka Suzuki, Miri Nakahara, Arei Kobayashi, Shigeki Inaba, Tomoo Mizutani & Alex Hyatt
A serious disease of amphibians caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was first found in Japan in December 2006 in imported pet frogs. This was the first report of chytridiomycosis in Asia. To assess the risk of pandemic chytridiomycosis to Japanese frogs, we surveyed the distribution of the fungus among captive and wild frog populations. We established a nested PCR assay that uses two pairs of PCR primers to amplify the internal transcribed spacer...

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