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Research Article

Comparative Pathology and Ecological Implications of Two Myxosporean Parasites in Native Australian Frogs and the Invasive Cane Toad

  • Ashlie Hartigan,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Navneet K. Dhand,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Karrie Rose,

    Affiliation: Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Jan Šlapeta,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • David N. Phalen mail

    david.phalen@sydney.edu.au

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: October 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043780

About the Authors

Ashlie Hartigan, Navneet K. Dhand, Jan Šlapeta, David N. Phalen
Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Karrie Rose
Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: david.phalen@sydney.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH JŠ DNP. Performed the experiments: AH KR DNP. Analyzed the data: AH ND KR JŠ DNP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AH KR JŠ ND. Wrote the paper: AH JŠ DNP.