Frontiers in Microbiology
Global amphibian decline linked to fungal pathogens has galvanized research on applied amphibian conservation. Skin-associated bacterial communities of amphibians have been shown to mediate fungal skin infections and the development of probiotic treatments with antifungal bacteria has become an emergent area of research. While exploring the role of protective bacteria has been a primary focus for amphibian conservation, we aim to expand and study the other microbes present in amphibian skin communities including fungi and other micro-eukaryotes. Here, we characterize skin-associated bacteria and micro-eukaryotic diversity found across life stages of Cascades frog (
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Kueneman, Jordan G; Weiss, Sophie; and McKenzie, Valerie J, "Composition of Micro-eukaryotes on the Skin of the Cascades Frog (" (2017). Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Faculty Contributions. 29.