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Genetic Analysis Finds Greater Threat in Frog-killing Fungus
August 6, 2007
A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that a frog-killing fungus may be harder to fight because of the pathogen's ability to spread over long distances and possibly persist in the environment as a consequence of sexual reproduction. The fungus has already decimated populations of mountain yellow-legged frogs in the Sierra Nevada.
University of California - Berkeley
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