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Deadly fungus found in caecilians

As explained in this blog post from 2011 chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is one of the primary reasons that amphibians face the greatest risk of imminent extinction. Recent research has found that the third and final major group of amphibians, caecilians, have also been infected by the deadly disease. Amphibians are currently facing the worst […]

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The world’s frogs saved by water fleas?

The world’s frogs saved by water fleas?

Of all animal classes, it is the amphibians that face the greatest risk to imminent extinction. Why? Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This virulent fungal disease is not only a mouthful to pronounce but also a very important chytrid fungus, which causes the disease chytridiomycosis now infecting most of the world’s amphibians. Only discovered in 1998 the amphibian […]

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