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Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus

09 / 07 / 2014, NSF

Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to biodiversity than any other parasitic group, scientists say, causing population declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees and snakes. Now research results published this week in the journal Nature reveal that amphibians can acquire behavioral or immunological resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in global amphibian population declines. "Acquired resistance is important because it is the basis of ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131479&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&W...
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