Sunday, 13 July 2014

Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus

Date:
July 9, 2014

Source:
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Summary:
Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to biodiversity than any other parasitic group, causing population declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees and snakes. New research reveals that amphibians can acquire behavioral or immunological resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in global amphibian population declines.


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