Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

(redirected from BD fungus)

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

causes chytridiomycosis, a cutaneous disease in amphibians.
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Burrowes' current project shows that even small patches of sunlight beaming through gaps in the canopy of a tropical forest might, in theory, create refuges where the Bd fungus would not grow well on a basking animal.
With a drop of ethanol, USGS researchers Erin Kenison, left, and Leah Swartz preserve a swab used to test a toad for the presence of the Bd fungus.