30 Jan '16, 9pm

Madagascar scientists unsure how best to guard frogs from fungus

“The way it stands now, people on the ground and the government are doing the best they can to identify Bd-positive locations as quickly as possible to detect a disease-driven decline [in Madagascar amphibian numbers] — if it ever occurs. Others are also preparing for worst case scenarios with captive breeding programs and disease treatment research,” said Kolby. However, he sees vulnerability and “a large gap where biosecurity actions could help prevent Bd establishment [in the country], and reduce the likelihood that disease will emerge in the future.”

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2016/01/madagascar-scientists-un...

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