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Title: Natural colonization of loggerhead turtle eggs by the pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum
Authors: Marco, Adolfo
Diéguez-Uribeondo, Javier
Abella Pérez, Elena
Martín, María P.
Tellería, María T
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Sea turtle nests are exposed to different environmental risks that may affect their hatching success. Human exploitation, predation by wild or domestic animals, nest flooding or severe beach erosion or accession are common causes of egg mortality. However, there is very little information about the impact of microorganisms on turtle eggs. We analyzed loggerhead turtle eggs from Boavista Island (Republic of Cabo Verde) which were incubated under different environmental conditions in order to evaluate the presence and impact of fungus. We have isolated Fusarium oxysporum from dead and live eggs after three days of incubation.</p>
Source: 26th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Island of Crete, Greece, 2006. Pag. 66
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