24 Oct '11, 12pm

A Rise in Fungal Diseases is Taking Growing Toll on Wildlife

A Rise in Fungal Diseases is Taking Growing Toll on Wildlife In an increasingly interconnected world, fungal diseases are spreading at an alarming rate and have led to deadly outbreaks in amphibian, bat, and bee populations. And in the last decade, researchers note, some of the most virulent strains have infected people. by michelle nijhuis On the southeastern outskirts of Washington, D.C., inside the Smithsonian Institution’s cavernous Museum Support Center , one can see some frogs that no longer exist. Alcohol-filled glass jars hold preserved specimens of Incilius periglenes , the Monte Verde golden toad; the Honduran frog Craugastor chrysozetetes , which in life was olive-brown with purple palms and soles; its Costa Rican cousin, Craugastor escoces ; and Atelopus ignescens , a black toad not seen in the wild for decades. All of these extinct species are likely victims o...

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