Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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

Date:
March 23, 2015

Source:
Virginia Tech

Summary:
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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