Chytrid fungi are a diverse group of approximately 1000 species that occupy diverse environmental niches. Two species are important pathogens of animals. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is emerging infectious disease of amphibians with worldwide distribution (Fisher, Garner, et al. 2009). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans is an even more recently described emerging pathogen found in Europe (Martel et al. 2013; Spitzen-van der Sluijs et al. 2016) which has the depressing potential to ravage North American salamander populations (Martel et al. 2014; Yap et al. 2015; Gray et al. 2015).
Jason Stajich: expert in mycology, bioinformatics, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, and functional and evolutionary genomics.
Scott Dawson: expert in cytoskeletal biology, flagellar motility, comparative genomics, deep eukaryotic evolution, parasitology, and protists.
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