This deadly fungus is wiping out amphibians around the world

A previously unknown parasitic fungi is endangering the world's amphibians. Image: REUTERS/David Gray

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 Litoria serrata (the Green-eyed Treefrog) from the Queensland rainforest has declined due to chytridiomycosis. (Picture: Lee Skerratt/U. Melbourne)
Image: Lee Skerratt/U. Melbourne
 A photo using a scanning electron microscope shows an infected frog with fungal tubes poking through the skin’s surface. (Credit: Lee Berger/U. Melbourne)
Image: Lee Berger/U. Melbourne
 Queensland’s Common Mistfrog populations have declined due to chytridiomycosis. (Credit: Lee Skerratt/U. Melbourne)
Image: Lee Skerratt/U. Melbourne
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