Mass amphibian extinctions globally caused by fungal disease

April 1, 2019 - General

An international study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found a fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species, including 90 extinctions, over the past 50 years.

Survey by researchers in 16 countries is published in Science. Authors say chytrid fungus is responsible for heaviest
biodiversity loss ever caused by a single pathogen [Credit: Brian.gratwicke/WikiCommons]The…

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