The sun comes up for everyone…but no all the amphibians response the same way to illnesses.

In our paper, recently published in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms magazine, we explained the amplifying role that chitridiomycosis has in midwife toads in Peñalara and how the different amphibian’s species response to the pathogenic in different ways affecting the disease dynamic. Understanding these processes is essential to design mitigation activities, that is our final goal.


Europe Concerned About a New Threat

An official recommendation from the Bern Convention urges member countries to prevent the spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, a new amphibian fungal pathogen that has caused declines of 96% in salamander populations in the Netherlands. Restrictions in the pet trade and improvements in surveillance are considered necessary.


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