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Chytridiomycosis

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WSFNR-16-25
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Troy J. Kieran
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Chytridiomycosis is a potentially deadly infection affecting many amphibians globally. It is caused by a parasitic fungi commonly called Chytrid. While there are hundreds of species of Chytrid funfus, not all are parasitic. The two main Cytrids that affect amphibians are Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), primarily affecting frogs and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), affecting salamanders and newts.

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Wildlife Management
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