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see water moldwater mold,
common name for a group of multinucleated organisms that superficially resemble fungi but are now recognized as having an independent evolutionary lineage and are placed in the kingdom Protista.
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Alexander Liddington's study involved taking swabs from the 13 species of frogs found in the national park to test for the presence of Chytrid fungus, a widespread disease which is destroying global amphibian populations.
The chytrid fungus thrives in a wide range of conditions, and it affects national parks around the country.
These include Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease circovirus, Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour and the introduced Chytrid fungus in amphibians.
The recently described chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) is an emerging pathogen that is driving amphibian populations to local extinction (1,2).
Additionally, the Chiricahua leopard frog faces an insidious Chytrid fungus that weakens the animal to susceptibility to illness and predation.
Majorcan midwife toads now flourish in mountain ponds once infected with the lethal chytrid fungus called Bd (for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), says Trent Garner of the Institute of Zoology in London.
The chytrid fungus passes easily from the skin of one infected frog to another.
In California and elsewhere in the world, amphibians have declined in relatively pristine areas due the potentially fatal disease, chytridiomycosis, caused by the pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
before the UVB exceeds the threshold or the chytrid fungus destroys our skin or trematodes further encyst in our limb buds or the meteor hits and the Earth is once more wrapped in a cloak of dust.
Amphibian chytrid fungus and ranaviruses in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, was detected in Woodhouse's Toads along the Platte River, with 35% of sampled individuals testing positive (Hamer et al.