New evidence that bullfrogs are to blame for deadly fungus outbreaks in western U.S.

In the 1890s, settlers crossed the Rocky Mountains seeking new opportunities -- and bearing frogs. A new study coauthored by a San Francisco State University biology professor draws a link between that introduction of American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) to the western half of the United States with the spread of a fungus deadly to amphibians. The work highlights the catastrophic results of moving animals and plants to new regions.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/sfsu-net050418.php

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