Fighting a Killer Frog Fungus


It can be easy to forget that humans don’t have the market cornered when it comes to epidemics. In Episode 9 of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport talks about a fungus that is decimating frog populations as it spreads across the globe and how scientists are working to stop it.

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Mysterious Fungus Threatens Frogs
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 30 | pp. 36-37
Issue Date: July 28, 2014

New York Times: Hope for Frogs in Face of a Deadly Fungus

National Geographic News: The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

More related C&EN content:

Deleting A Gene Shuts Down Costly Fungus
C&EN Volume 86 Issue 49 | p. 29
Issue Date: December 8, 2008

Battling Bat Fungus
Volume 88 Issue 46 | pp. 39-41
Issue Date: November 15, 2010

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