Chytrid fungi and global amphibian declines

  title={Chytrid fungi and global amphibian declines},
  author={M. Fisher and T. Garner},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • M. Fisher, T. Garner
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Discovering that chytrid fungi cause chytridiomycosis in amphibians represented a paradigm shift in our understanding of how emerging infectious diseases contribute to global patterns of biodiversity loss. In this Review we describe how the use of multidisciplinary biological approaches has been essential to pinpointing the origins of amphibian-parasitizing chytrid fungi, including Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans , as well as to timing their emergence… CONTINUE READING
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