chytridiomycosis

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chytridiomycosis

a cause of mortalities and population decline in amphibians. Caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
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Gradual global warming has raised nighttime temperatures and increased cloud cover, which allows Chytridomycosis, a disease caused by waterborne fungus, to flourish, killing not only the harlequin frog, but also other varieties of amphibians.