Erratum to: Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus?
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- Buck, J.C., Truong, L. & Blaustein, A.R. Biodivers Conserv (2011) 20: 3701. doi:10.1007/s10531-011-0163-4
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Erratum to: Biodivers Conserv (2011) DOI 10.1007/s10531-011-0147-4
In our paper “Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus?”, we misidentified the species of Daphnia that consumes the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. We reported the species to be Daphnia magna. However, it was pointed out by Joachim Mergeay that the Daphnia we used were probably of the D. pulicaria species complex, most likely the American lineage of D. pulex. Subsequent analysis of our Daphnia revealed that the specimens we used were indeed D. pulex. These were confirmed by Allison Evans of the Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife Department and W. Travis Godkin, an author on a major identification key of North American zooplankton (http://cfb.unh.edu/cfbkey/html/index.html).
We give below some references used and of value for identification of Daphnia species in case they will be helpful to others.
We thank Joachim Mergeay for originally pointing out our misidentification.