Friday 15 January 2016

Deadly amphibian fungus may decline, study finds

Date:January 14, 2016
Source:Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study by WCS and other groups offers a glimmer of hope for some amphibian populations decimated by the deadly chytrid fungus: climate change may make environmental conditions for the fungus unsuitable in some regions and potentially stave off the spread of disease in African amphibian populations struggling to adapt to changes brought about by global warming.

Chytrid or Bd -- short for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis -- can cause a disease called chytridiomycosis, which is found worldwide and is a major contributor to amphibian declines and extinctions.

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