Pet trade likely responsible for killer salamander fungus

October 30, 2014 7:30 PM

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Pet trade likely responsible for killer salamander fungus

Fire salamander with severe B. salamandrivorans infection, evidenced by skin lesions. Photo by: Frank Pasmans.

As if amphibians weren't facing enough—a killer fungal disease, habitat destruction, pollution, and global warming—now scientists say that a second fungal disease could spell disaster for dozens, perhaps hundreds, of species. A new paper published today in Science finds that this new disease has the...

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