How many species are already infected with Bd and how many already went extinct?




Its a disease caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which is killing frogs all over the globe. In Brazil we are leading a research group, especially dedicated to the Atlantic rainforest. Please, enjoy reading some of our articles (below).

Our lab is also prepared to analyze Bd samples and distribute Bd in vitro live colonies for experimental essays or other scientific uses. Please check out our services HERE.

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Read also 5 recent or selected Bd papers:

Scheele et al. 2019. The aftermath of an amphibian fungal panzootic reveals unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Science. PDF

O'Hanlon et al. 2018. Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines. Science. PDF

Carvalho et al. 2017. Historical amphibian declines and extinctions in Brazil linked to chytridiomycosis. Proc. R. Soc. B. PDF

James et al. 2015. Disentangling host, pathogen, and environmental determinants of a recently emerged wildlife disease: Lessons from the first 15 years of amphibian chytridiomycosis research. Ecology and Evolution. PDF
Rosenblum et al. 2013. A complex history of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus revealed with genome resequencing data. PNAS. PDF
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