Predicted salamander losses could exceed 80 species in the United States and 140 species in North America.

We discovered that Bsal caused infection in 74% and mortality in 35% of species tested. Both salamanders and frogs became infected and developed Bsal chytridiomycosis.

Gray MJ, Carter ED, Cusaac JPD, Peterson AC, Whetstone RD*, Hertz A, Bletz MC , Woodhams DC, Piovia-Scott J, Romansic J, Olea GP, Hardman R , McCusker CD, Miller DL. 2023. Broad host susceptibility of North American amphibian species to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans suggests high invasion potential. Nature Communications, 14(1):3270.

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Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
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