Recent introduction of a chytrid
fungus endangers Western Palearctic salamanders.
Researchers have previously cured wild amphibians of chytrid
infections but then worried about sending the animals back to their fungus-infested habitats.
Cariad Roberts, in her second year at Aberystwyth, will be assessing the deadly frog disease chytrid
, which is crippling global frog populations.
Called the chytrid
(KY-trid) fungus, it's driven at least 200 frog species to extinction so far.
geminisae is included in the captive breeding program of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation project, a consortium of six zoos and research institutions dedicated to saving amphibians from the chytrid
fungal disease, which is decimating amphibians worldwide, and habitat loss," according to the news release.
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.
Parasitic occurrence of a new chytrid
species on the blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa Kuetz emend.
135) The disease, which is caused by the waterborne chytrid
fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has devastated amphibian populations around the world and has been identified as a leading cause of localized extinctions and catastrophic population losses.
Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, chytrid
fungi, in amphibians from lower Pennsylvania.
A hydrogenosome with pyruvate formatelyase: anaerobic chytrid
fungi use an alternative route for pyruvate catabolism.
One of the main culprits of the frogs' demise was a pathogen called the chytrid