"News & Issues" piece on University of Maine mycologist Joyce Longcore who has b
"News & Issues" piece on University of Maine mycologist Joyce Longcore who has been studying the frog fungus that has been implicated in frog and toad deaths in Australia and Central and North America. Longcore is one of the few people in the world who studies aquatic fungi of the phylum chytridiomycota, or chytrid for short, and she first described and named the mysterious frog killing fungus, a previously unknown genus and species now known as batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. The fungus, which Longcore has found in wild frogs in Orono, might be of international concern. She says much more research is needed, but she believes the fungus might be present in Maine frogs at sub-lethal levels. Elsewhere in the country, the fungus has been lethal, implicated in several leopard frog die-offs in the southwestern U.S.
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Carpenter, Murray, ""News & Issues" piece on University of Maine mycologist Joyce Longcore who has b" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3629.