Members of EEB call for an integrative molecular approach to wildlife disease studies

Aug. 1, 2018

An essay by Alexandra DeCandia, Andy Dobson, and Bridgett vonHoldt argues for more widespread adoption of diverse molecular methods – examining host and parasite genetics, epigenetics, and microbiome – in studies of wildlife disease. They review insights gained from these analyses in recent years (predominantly focusing on chytridiomycosis in globally distributed amphibians and devil facial tumor disease in Tasmanian devils) and highlight numerous opportunities for further integration of molecular techniques going forward.

Read full article published in Conservation Biology