Scientists turn to genetics to solve chytrid’s puzzle

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][text_output]Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle with 6,500 pieces, all of which are dramatically different, scattered throughout the world on every continent and apt to change shape in response to a varying environment. That kind of complexity is at the root of what scientists face as they piece together a comprehensive picture of [...]

New study finds that frogs in captivity retain much of pathogen-fighting microbial community

More than a decade after the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore was approved to establish a captive population of adult Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) to get them out of the path of the deadly fungal disease Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), only ghosts of the black-spotted yellow beauties now haunt the riverbanks of western Panama. But while captivity has [...]