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Is the Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Fueled by Climate Fluctuations?

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This much is clear: frogs are dying.

One third of the world's 6,260 amphibian species are globally threatened or extinct. The primary threat to their survival is still habitat destruction, which impacts 61 percent of known amphibian species. But climate change and the deadly chytrid fungus could potentially take the lead over the next century—or at least make things much, much worse for frogs, salamanders and their legless, subterranean cousins known as caecilians.

Laboratory research reexamines the controversial link between climate change and the chytrid fungus that has been killing frogs around the world.

 
 

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