A new study coauthored by associate professor Bree Rosenblum and graduate student Alison Byrne has found that populations of several Panamian frog species are slowly making a comeback against a deadly pathogen that can lead to extinction. Published last week in Science, the research provides evidence suggesting that the frogs have gained potent defenses in their skin against the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which causes a disease called chytridiomycosis and has devastated amphibian populations around the world.
- A Few Species of Frogs That Vanished May Be on the Rebound, New York Times
- Panamanian Frogs evolve to cope with a lethal skin-eating disease, Pacific Standard
- Frogs may be ‘fighting back’ against deadly pandemic, Mongabay