Tropical frogs found to coexist with deadly fungus

In 2004, the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The culprit: the deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Within months, roughly half of native frog species there went locally extinct. A new study suggests that frogs remaining in El Copé developed the ability to coexist with chytrid fungus due to ecological and/or evolutionary changes. The results could mean good news for other areas hit hard by chytrid fungus.

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Decades after chrytrid fungus began its deadly rampage through the world's frog populations, a community of tropical frogs has managed to adapt.

Thu 4 Oct 18 from Livescience

Frogs coping with fatal fungus in Panamanian forest, study finds

Frogs in a tropical forest in Panama are doing better than scientists believed after a devastating fungus slashed population numbers and wiped out entire species about a decade ago. In a study ...

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Mongabay.com

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