Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cure for amphibian chytridiomycosis?

"Frog killer fungus 'breakthrough,'" by Kim Griggs. BBC News, 30 Oct 2007.

New Zealand scientists have claimed that the common antibiotic chloramphenicol can be used to cure amphibians infected with chytridiomycosis, the fungal disease which is causing widespread worldwide decline of amphibian populations and is pushing many endangered frog species to the edge of extinction.

Update: Poster from the team which did the research

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