MYCOPLASMA AGASSIZII IN THE SONORAN POPULATION OF THE DESERT TORTOISE IN ARIZONA

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Title:
MYCOPLASMA AGASSIZII IN THE SONORAN POPULATION OF THE DESERT TORTOISE IN ARIZONA
Author:
Jones, Cristina Ann
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Upper Respiratory Tract Disease (URTD), caused by the pathogens Mycoplasma agassizii and M. testudineum, has been documented in the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Although URTD was identified as a putative agent that led to federal listing of the Mojave population of the desert tortoise, little is known about this disease in the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise. The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) the prevalence of URTD across an urban gradient in Greater Tucson, Arizona, 2) the relationship between URTD and captive and free-ranging tortoises in Mohave, Maricopa, and Pima counties in Arizona, and 3) the effects of URTD on desert tortoise home range size and winter temperature selection.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Desert Tortoise; Gopherus agassizii; Mycoplasma agassizii; Sonoran Desert; Temperature Selection; Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schwalbe, Cecil R.
Committee Chair:
Schwalbe, Cecil R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleMYCOPLASMA AGASSIZII IN THE SONORAN POPULATION OF THE DESERT TORTOISE IN ARIZONAen_US
dc.creatorJones, Cristina Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Cristina Annen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractUpper Respiratory Tract Disease (URTD), caused by the pathogens Mycoplasma agassizii and M. testudineum, has been documented in the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Although URTD was identified as a putative agent that led to federal listing of the Mojave population of the desert tortoise, little is known about this disease in the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise. The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) the prevalence of URTD across an urban gradient in Greater Tucson, Arizona, 2) the relationship between URTD and captive and free-ranging tortoises in Mohave, Maricopa, and Pima counties in Arizona, and 3) the effects of URTD on desert tortoise home range size and winter temperature selection.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectDesert Tortoiseen_US
dc.subjectGopherus agassiziien_US
dc.subjectMycoplasma agassiziien_US
dc.subjectSonoran Deserten_US
dc.subjectTemperature Selectionen_US
dc.subjectUpper Respiratory Tract Diseaseen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchwalbe, Cecil R.en_US
dc.contributor.chairSchwalbe, Cecil R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSwann, Don E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest10182en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750758en_US
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