Chytrid

We’re back to delving into the heavy topics, with an episode covering the devastating fungal infections Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans - collectively known as chytrid. Culpable for contributing to the extinction and imperiling of many amphibian species worldwide, chytrid has been called “the worst pathogen in the history of the world” for biodiversity.

Sources & Links:

To read some recent articles on chytrid and those studying it:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/amphibians-decline-frogs-chytrid-fungi-bd-animals-science/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/some-frogs-may-be-bouncing-back-after-killer-chytrid-fungus
https://www.wired.com/story/some-frogs-may-be-developing-a-resistance-to-the-disastrous-chytrid-fungus/

And to learn more about chytrid and threatened amphibians:
http://www.amphibianark.org/the-crisis/chytrid-fungus/
https://amphibiaweb.org/chytrid/chytridiomycosis.html

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