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Warning Coloration Paved The Way For Louder Calls In Certain Species Of Poisonous Frogs
2014-10-28 03:08:00

Frogs are well-known for being among the loudest amphibians, but new research indicates that the development of this trait followed another: bright coloration.

Deadly Fungus Cause Of Frog Declines In The Andes
2013-12-13 07:25:23

Amphibians at high elevations can tolerate temperature changes, but susceptible to deadly fungus

African Clawed Frog Responsible For Spreading Deadly Fungus
2013-05-16 11:58:36

For years, scientists have been on the trail of a slippery culprit responsible for a deadly fungus, and they’ve finally found the culprit: the African clawed frog.

American Bullfrog Is Spreading Chytrid Through Commercial Trade
2013-03-07 09:27:12

Wildlife Conservation Society A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians sampled in Singapore. And the American bullfrog may be a central player in the spread of the disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role...

Endangered Frogs Saved By Genetic Matchmaking
2013-01-08 16:47:00

Researchers from the Smithsonian's Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project race to save frogs from a devastating disease by breeding them in captivity

2012-06-21 01:56:45

A Yale graduate student has developed a novel means for charting the history of a pathogen deadly to amphibians worldwide.

Deadly Fungus Causing Dehydration In Wild Frogs
2012-04-27 04:47:07

According to a new study, the fungal infection killing amphibians around the world is causing deadly dehydration in frogs in the wild.

Athletic Frogs Have Faster-Changing Genomes
2012-04-13 07:59:11

Durham, NC — Physically fit frogs have faster-changing genomes, says a new study of poison frogs from Central and South America.

2012-03-12 19:58:19

Known for its distinctive "ribbit" call, the noisy Pacific chorus frog is a potent carrier of a deadly amphibian disease.

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2010-05-11 08:10:00

Scientists have unraveled the dynamics of a deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations across the globe.


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