Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Skin microbiome may hold clues to protect threatened gold frogs from lethal fungus

March 23, 2015

Virginia Tech

New information about the relationship between symbiotic microbial communities and amphibian disease resistance has been gained through a new study. A frog-killing fungus known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd, has already led to the decline of more than 200 amphibian species including the now extinct-in-the-wild Panamanian golden frog.

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