Some species of endangered frogs may be making a comeback

April 10, 2018

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.

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