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Old 05-10-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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New insights into how deadly amphibian disease spreads and kills

Scientists have unraveled the dynamics of a deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations. New findings suggest that infection intensity determines whether frog populations will survive or succumb to an amphibian disease called Chytridiomycosis. The research identifies the tipping point in infection intensity, beyond which Chytrid causes death and extinction, and finds that continual re-infection causes the disease to reach this threshold.



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