Five Events, Three Occurring In Person, Will Showcase UTIA Research and Extension
Newly published paper addresses transmission of the pathogen Bsal and how mathematical models are used to predict how the pathogen would spread among eastern newts.
Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science Recognizes Timely Extension Publication
Scientists Across the Nation to Discuss Impacts During Virtual Conference May 18-19
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Eastern newt populations in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are at greatest risk of infection with a new skin-eating fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), according to a study published February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Matthew Gray of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and colleagues.
Professor Charles Kwit is offering a two-year MS Research/Teaching Assistantship.
In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the US.
Professors Matt Gray and Deb Miller’s work in the Amphibian Disease Lab centers on preventing the spread of an amphibian pathogen, Bsal, to the United States. Bsal is currently spreading across Europe, and many fear that international pet trade will bring pathogen here. With the Appalachian region being a hotspot for salamander diversity, the Miller-Gray Lab is focused on prevention, detection, and transmission pathways for the pathogen.
Conversations Between Patients and Health Care Providers Focus of USDA Grant Awarded to UTIA