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USF study: Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus


July 9, 2014

painting of a frog sitting next to water 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 from the University of South Florida (USF), published in the prestigious journal Nature, reveals that amphibians can acquire behavioral or immunological resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in global amphibian population declines. Full Story

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