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It's Not Easy Being Green

Amphibians vary greatly in the colouration they display, some are extremely elaborate whilst others prefer to fade into the background. The proper name for an individual’s appearance is its phenotype, a result of both gene expression and environmental factors. 959 more words

Panamanian Golden Frogs Bred for First Time at Vancouver Aquarium

For the first time in its history, the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has successfully bred Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki), thought to be extinct in the wild, as part of a worldwide effort to preserve the species. 419 more words

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Probiotics Against Chytrid

I have already eluded to the fact that I am interested in microbiomes, so in this post I want to introduce you to some of the research that has got me interested in this diverse and growing field. 1,238 more words

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and The Amphibian Ark

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) may be microscopic but it is having devastating effects on amphibians across the globe. Bd belongs to an order of fungi called Chytridiomycota that inhabit the soil and water and feed on chitin, plant detritus and keratin. 1,151 more words