Chytrid fungus infects the skin of amphibians, affecting their water absorption and gas exchange through the skin, as well as their ability to feed. It's decimating amphibian populations around the world.
But certain frogs are now able to survive the infection. And Roger Tory Peterson Institute conservation staff works with researchers in Costa Rica to track chytrid fungus in tadpoles to understand how they're doing it.
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This effort will help researchers better understand how certain amphibians are coping, or even recovering, and apply that knowledge to other global disease outbreaks.
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