Ranavirus Research


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Personnel

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

 

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Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

CMTV-like ranavirus infection associated with high mortality of captive catfish-like loach Deng, L., Y. Geng, R. Zhao, M. J. Gray, K. Wang, P. OuYang, D. Chen, X. Huang, Z. Chen, C. Huang, C. He, H. Guo, and W. Lai.  2020.  Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13473. [Abstract]

Water sports could contribute to the translocation of ranaviruses Casais, R., A. R. Larrinaga, K. P. Dalton, P. D. Lapido, I. Marquez, E. Becares, E. D. Carter, M. J. Gray, D. L. Miller, and A. Balseiro.  2019.  Scientific Reports, 10.1038/s41598-019-39674-5.

Ranavirus invasions: 50 years of research- now let's do something about it!.  Gray, M. J.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Lesion Severity and Associated Skin Health Parameters in Endangered Ozark Hellbender.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, K. J. Irwin, G. LeCleir, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  The 2019 Wildlife Disease Association International Conference, Tahoe City, CA, August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]

A highly invasive chimeric ranavirus can decimate tadpole populations rapidly through multiple transmission pathways Peace, A., S. M. O'Regan, J. A. Spatz, P. N. Reilly, R. D. Hill, E. D. Carter, R. P. Wilkes, T. B. Waltzek, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Ecological Modeling, 410: 108777. [Abstract]

Analysis of Ranavirus, Bd, and Bsal in selected wetlands and lakes from Castile and Leon Province, Spain.  Becares, E., P. Farelo, M. J. Gray, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and A. Balseiro.  2018.  XIX Congreso Espanol de Herpetologia, Salamanca, Spain.

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Helen, GA.

Negative qPCR for Ranavirus, Bd, and Bsal in surveillance samples from Castile and León Province, Spain.  Becares, E., M. J. Gray, E. D. Carter, I. Fernandez, A. Balseiro, E. R. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses. Budapest, Hungary.

How to use the Global Ranavirus Reporting System.  Brunner, J. L., D. H. Olson, A. L. J. Duffus, and M. J. Gray.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses. Budapest, Hungary.

Interaction of Hydroperiod and Ranavirus Leading to Possible Amphibian Population Declines in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.