Frog killer immune genes revealed

BBC: Scientists have taken a big step toward understanding why some frogs survive the fungal disease chytridiomycosis while others quickly die. A group from Cornell University, US, identified genetic factors that seem to make some individual frogs immune. This could improve captive breeding schemes, the team writes in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Chytridiomycosis is slowly spreading across the world, and has already sent a number of species extinct. Just two years ago,......

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