Change is key to frog survival

@article{Collins2018ChangeIK,
  title={Change is key to frog survival},
  author={James P. Collins},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={359},
  pages={1458 - 1459}
}
  • J. Collins
  • Published 30 March 2018
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Science
Changes in host traits help amphibian populations to survive chytrid infection Outbreaks of infectious wildlife diseases often reduce host population size, but rarely cause extinction. An exception is the ongoing global decline of amphibians (1). A pathogenic chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), may affect amphibian species little to not at all, predictably reduce population size, or have a role in extinction (2). On page 1517 of this issue, Voyles et al. (3) report that at… 
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Chytrium (Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis) is a chytrium fungus that causes amphibian chytriomycosis that originated in Africa and spread around the world through trade in animals such as xenopus africanus, and was endemic in Africa for many years before spreadingAround the world.

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