News tagged with amphibian chytrid fungus

Genetic matchmaking saves endangered frogs

What if Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male and a female animal thinking they were the same species, and then discovered they were not the same and could not produce offspring? As researchers from ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Frog trade link to killer fungus revealed

The global trade in frogs, toads and other amphibians may have accidentally helped create and spread the deadly fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which has devastated amphibian populations worldwide.

Nov 08, 2011
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Toad task force

An army of volunteers will be wading into ponds across the UK this spring to map the spread of a killer amphibian fungus.

Apr 06, 2011
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Catching a killer one spore at a time

A workshop at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama has dramatically improved the ability of conservationists and regulatory agencies to monitor the spread of chytridiomycosis—one of the ...

Oct 19, 2009
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