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Chytrid Fungus Deploys Varying Strategies to Infect Amphibians
The ability to activate different sets of genes has likely helped the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis spread widely in amphibians, resulting in global population declines. 
Chytrid Fungus Deploys Varying Strategies to Infect Amphibians
Chytrid Fungus Deploys Varying Strategies to Infect Amphibians

The ability to activate different sets of genes has likely helped the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis spread widely in amphibians, resulting in global population declines. 

The ability to activate different sets of genes has likely helped the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis spread widely in amphibians, resulting in global population declines. 

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Microscope visualization of Candida albicans in an esophageal sample from a rhesus monkey with thrush
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Christie Wilcox, PhD | Oct 25, 2022 | 3 min read
The World Health Organization’s first ever fungal priority pathogens list highlights the growing threat of fungal diseases and antifungal resistance.
Tortoise leaf beetle on a green leaf
The Double Life of a Fungus: Defends Beetle, Attacks Plant
Andy Carstens | Aug 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Tortoise leaf beetles enjoy the protection the fungus provides from insect predators such as ants, then carry the microbe to a mutual plant host, which their fungal symbiont infects.
illustration showing a microscopic view of C. auris, with clusters of round balls connected by filaments
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2021 | 3 min read
In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs.
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The biologist at the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia wants to understand why some animal species adapt well to urbanization, while others fall flat.
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Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020 | 5 min read
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
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The European Union says no thanks.
Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018 | 2 min read
White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent. 
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Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2017 | 2 min read
The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
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A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.
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