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Chytrid Fungus in Frogs: How Does Chytrid Fungus Kill Frogs

Chytrid Fungus in Frogs: How Does Chytrid Fungus Kill Frogs

Chytrid is a fungus that has been decimating frog populations around the world and has driven a few species to extinction. Amphibians in captivity can be cured with antifungal chemicals, but there isn’t any help for animals in the wild. So scientists are trying to work out how the fungus operates.