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Old May 10th, 2018 #1
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Default Origins of amphibian-killing fungus uncovered

Origins of amphibian-killing fungus uncovered

A deadly fungus that has ravaged amphibian populations worldwide probably originated in East Asia, new research suggests.

A study in Science journal supports an idea that the pet trade helped spread killer strains of the chytrid fungus around the globe.

The fungus is a major cause of the devastating declines experienced by frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.


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