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Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found

By Ruth Williams | May 10, 2018

DNA evidence points to Asian amphibians as the source of a fatal disease that has been wiping out frogs across the globe.  

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Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack

By Ruth Williams | March 29, 2018

A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.  

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Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full

By Catherine Offord | March 28, 2018

Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 

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Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2018

A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 

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Image of the Day: Night Crawler

By The Scientist Staff | April 18, 2017

Phyllomedusa bicolor is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling frog that lives in the Amazon rainforest.

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Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog

By Diana Kwon | March 15, 2017

The polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) glows under a blacklight, due to the presence of three fluorescent molecules in its lymph tissue and skin. 

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TS Picks: October 17, 2016

By Kerry Grens | October 17, 2016

Problematic dietary advice; the man whose cells were fixed with CRISPR; treating toads

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Swallowing Without a Tongue

By Jenny Rood | March 18, 2015

On land, mudskippers use mouthfuls of water like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues to catch and swallow prey.

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | March 4, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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image: Unique Frog Breeding

Unique Frog Breeding

By Bob Grant | January 5, 2015

A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.

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