The devil that is chytrid just let one slip through its grips, it appears. (My, that sounded dramatic!) Litoria loricam, the Armoured Mist Frog, was feared extinct due to the fungus that is devastating amphibian populations. But a small colony has made a surprise reappearance in Northeast Australia. It’s hoped that examining the frogs may reveal properties that fend off chytrid. Story here. And please, James Cook University, put some shrimp on the barbie for professor Ross Alford, PhD student Robert Puschendorf,and the whole JCU Amphibian Disease Ecology Group for working so hard to made the discovery.
September 12, 2008
Uncategorized | Tags: amphibian disease ecology group, amphibians, Armoured Mist Frog, australia, chytrid, disease, Frog, james cook university, Litoria loricam, queensland, robert puschendorf, ross alford |