qPCR Detection of the Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis)

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This presentation was developed as part of a free course offered by SAVE THE FROGS! and the Herpetological Circle of Panama. The course, entitled "Instruction and application of quantitative PCR molecular techniques for the study of amphibian epidemics", took place at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City on October 5th-9th 2009, and was attended by 25 scientists from Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica. This course was taught by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger, with the assistance of Vicky Flechas of Colombia's Universidad de Los Andes.

Summary: http://savethefrogs.com/chytrid This presentation was developed as part of a free course offered by SAVE THE FROGS! and the Herpetological Circle of Panama. The course, entitled "Instruction and application of quantitative PCR molecular techniques for the study of amphibian epidemics", took place at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City on October 5th-9th 2009, and was attended by 25 scientists from Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Amphibian population in all three countries have experienced severe declines in numbers due to the chytrid fungus. This course was taught by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger, with the assistance of Vicky Flechas of Colombia's Universidad de Los Andes.

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