Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans found in the UK

We’ve been pretty quiet with what we’ve been up to lately, and that’s because we’ve been busy working on salamanders from the U.K. which have died from B.sal., reported in Vet Records today (http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/176/18/468.2.extract). B.sal. is closely related to Bd and, like Bd, causes chytridiomycosis in susceptible amphibians. Unlike Bd, this fungus so far only appears … More Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans found in the UK

ACRS 2015

Chytrid fighting work around the world is continuing its rapid pace in 2015 with lots of exciting studies advancing our understanding of how Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (B.d.) and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (B.sal.) infect and interact with frogs in wild populations. Our whole lab decamped for a weekend from St Mary’s Hospital to Cambridge to go to the … More ACRS 2015