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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:47 AM

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

By Helen Briggs
BBC News
22 June 2019


Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could protect them against a deadly virus, according to research.

The work by scientists at the University of Exeter and Zoological Society of London could help save species such as the European common frog from being wiped out by a disease.

Amphibians have been hit particularly hard by changes in the natural world.

Up to 40% of species are close to dying out due to factors such as pathogens, habitat loss and climate change.

The British scientists looked at how common frogs are coping with ranavirus, which can kill a large number of frogs in a short time in UK ponds.


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Judi Lynn Jun 2019 OP
Crunchy Frog Jun 2019 #1

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:08 AM

1. The main thing that's killing them is a fungal infection of the skin.

I hope they can come up with something that can address that.

I'm absolutely sick over the mass extinction of frogs.

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