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Early-life exposure to herbicide increases frog mortality from fungal disease

October 23, 2013

Jason Rohr standing in water A new study shows that early-life exposure to the herbicide atrazine increased frog mortality but only when the frogs were challenged with a chytrid fungus, a pathogen implicated in worldwide amphibian declines. Full Story

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