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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

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.  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.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR.

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, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, KY.

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, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Pembroke, VA.

Ranavirus phylogenomics: signatures of recombination and inversions among bullfrog ranaculture isolates Claytor, S. C., K. Subramaniam, N. Landrau-Giovannetti, V. G. Chinchar, M. J. Gray, D. L. Miller, C. Mavian, M. Salemi, S. Wisely, and T. B. Waltzek.  2017.  Virology, 511:330-343.

Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses: Advancing the understanding of the threat of ranaviruses to North American herpetofauna.  Duffus, A. L. J., P. Johnson, V. G. Chinchar, M. J. Gray, and T. B. Waltzek.  2017.  Journal of North American Herpetology, 2017:34-36.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Gray, M. J., J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Evidence of Genetic Recombination Resulting in Evolution of a Highly Virulent Ranavirus Isolated from an American Bullfrog (Lithobates Catesbeianus) Farm in Georgia.  Gray, M. J., S. C. Claytor, K. Subramaniam, V. G. Chinchar, D. L. Miller, M. Salemi, S. M. Wisely, and T. B. Waltzek.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR.

Prevalence of ranavirus and Bd in hellbender populations in Tennessee and Arkansas.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, D. McGinnity, K. J. Irwin, S. Reinsch, B. Fitzpatrick, P. Colclough, M. J. Souza, M. Freake, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb, 2017.