Frog species quietly carries deadly fungus to other amphibians

03/13/2012 | United Press International

Between 2003 and 2010 in the Sierra Nevada, several amphibian species were decimated by chytridiomycosis, a deadly fungal disease, but the Pacific chorus frog population did not decrease. San Francisco State University researchers hypothesize that the Pacific chorus frogs, two-thirds of whom were infected with the fungus but survived and rarely displayed symptoms, spread the fungus to other species.

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