Fungus discovered in caecilians, confirming all amphibians are at risk

05/17/2013 | PhysOrg.com

Chytridiomycosis, a deadly fungal skin infection already taking a serious toll on frog and salamander populations worldwide, has been identified in caecilians, confirming that the disease infects all amphibian groups, according to researchers. Prior to these findings, scientists believed the fungus was transmitted via water, but because caecilians live primarily on land, scientists now think the fungus may also be a terrestrial pathogen.

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