First frogs. Then bats and bees. Now a fungus is after snakes, too.
Fungi are giving wildlife a real beating these days. Chytrid is walloping frog and salamander species worldwide, and here in the United States, white-nose syndrome, caused by an invasive European fungus, has killed millions of bats on the East Coast and is spreading west. Also worth mentioning is the nosema fungus, which may play in colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon devastating bees, and potentially the crops they pollinate, across the globe.
Now a fungal pathogen could be after our snakes, too. And it’s not pretty.
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Fungal Faces of Death
by Justine E. Hausheer
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