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A Trade-Off Between Natural and Acquired Antibody Production in a Reptile: Implications for Long-Term Resistance to Disease
Skip to Next Section Vertebrate immune systems are understood to be complex and dynamic, with trade-offs among different physiological components (e.g., innate and adaptive immunity) within individuals and among taxonomic ...
High quality draft genome sequences of Mycoplasma agassizii strains PS6(T) and 723 isolated from Gopherus tortoises with upper respiratory tract disease
Mycoplasma agassizii is one of the known causative agents of upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) in Mojave desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) and in gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). We sequenced the genomes ...
Co-infection does not predict disease signs in Gopherus tortoises
In disease ecology, the host immune system interacts with environmental conditions and pathogen properties to affect the impact of disease on the host. Within the host, pathogens may interact to facilitate or inhibit each ...
High quality draft genome sequence of &ITMycoplasma testudineum&IT strain BH29(T), isolated from the respiratory tract of a desert tortoise
Mycoplasma testudineum is one of the pathogens that can cause upper respiratory tract disease in desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. We sequenced the genome of M. testudineum BH29(T) (ATCC 700618(T) = MCCM 03231(T)), ...
Host species, pathogens and disease associated with divergent nasal microbial communities in tortoises
Diverse bacterial communities are found on every surface of macro-organisms, and they play important roles in maintaining normal physiological functions in their hosts. While the study of microbiomes has expanded with the ...
Chronic disease in the Mojave desert tortoise: Host physiology and recrudescence obscure patterns of pathogen transmission
A seminatural, factorial-design experiment was used to quantify dynamics of the pathogen Mycoplasma agassizii and upper respiratory tract disease in the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) over 2years. Groups of ...
A diamond in the rough desert shrublands of the Great Basin in the Western United States: A new cryptic toad species (Amphibia: Bufonidae: Bufo (Anaxyrus)) discovered in Northern Nevada
We describe a new species of toad from the Great Basin region of northern Nevada belonging to the Bufo (Anaxyrus) boreas species complex. This cryptic species was detected through genetic analyses of toad populations sampled ...