Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Matthew J. Gray, V. Gregory Chinchar
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Amanda L. J. Duffus, Thomas B. Waltzek, Anke C. Stöhr, Matthew C. Allender, Michael Gotesman, Richard J. Whittington et al.
    Pages 9-57 Open Access
  4. James K. Jancovich, Natalie K. Steckler, Thomas B. Waltzek
    Pages 59-70 Open Access
  5. Jesse L. Brunner, Andrew Storfer, Matthew J. Gray, Jason T. Hoverman
    Pages 71-104 Open Access
  6. James K. Jancovich, Qiwei Qin, Qi-Ya Zhang, V. Gregory Chinchar
    Pages 105-139 Open Access
  7. Leon Grayfer, Eva-Stina Edholm, Francisco De Jesús Andino, V. Gregory Chinchar, Jacques Robert
    Pages 141-170 Open Access
  8. Debra L. Miller, Allan P. Pessier, Paul Hick, Richard J. Whittington
    Pages 171-208 Open Access
  9. Matthew J. Gray, Jesse L. Brunner, Julia E. Earl, Ellen Ariel
    Pages 209-240 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


The first book of its kind, this work discusses the global extent of ranaviruses, principles of ranavirus ecology and evolution. The research included provides guidance on designing ranavirus surveillance studies to determine risk. Ranaviruses are are double-stranded DNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Ranaviruses have caused mass die-offs of ectothermic vertebrates in wild and captive populations around the globe. Ranaviruses: Lethal Pathogens of Ectothermic Vertebrates serves an urgent need to assemble the contemporary information on ranaviruses, and provide guidance on how to assess this threat in populations.


Amphibians DNA virus Mass mortality Pathogen pollution Species Declines Viral ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Gray
    • 1
  • V. Gregory Chinchar
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Wildlife Health Dept. of Forest, Wildlife, and FisheriesUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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