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Frog Protein May Mitigate Dangers Posed by Toxic Marine Microbes Fueled by Climate Change

June 20, 2019

A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one…
Amphibian extinction research takes next step to study how disease outbreaks subside

June 17, 2019

Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research. Jamie Voyles is looking from another…
Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

May 8, 2019

Frogs already knew it wasn’t easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the…
Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

May 6, 2019

New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles…
Fungal infection affecting frogs’ future

January 30, 2019

Researchers have identified how a fungal skin infection is wiping out our native frog species at an alarming…
Mucus from frogs’ sticky tongues may jump-start next generation of high-tech adhesives

November 28, 2018

The next generation of high-tech adhesives could take some design cues from the tongues of frogs, according to…
Frogs breed young to beat virus

November 21, 2018

Scientists studying European common frogs in the UK compared groups (“populations”) exposed to ranavirus and those free from…
What Doesn’t Kill You: Surviving Deadly Pathogens

October 5, 2018

After suffering mass mortality for years due to infection with the deadly Batrachochytrium dendrobatridis fungus, or chytrid, some frog populations…
From Penguins to Frogs: The new frontier of wildlife microbiomes

June 14, 2018

With recent technological advances in DNA sequencing investigating microbiomes from all areas of life has become possible as…
Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

June 11, 2018

Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a…
Frogs: Missing in Action

January 31, 2018

Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s…
With interspecies hybrids, it makes a difference who’s the dad and who’s the mom

January 15, 2018

With the occasional appearance of coydogs, pizzlies and ligers, it’s clear that different species can often interbreed, even…
Iconic Darwin’s frogs may be gone in 15 years because of a fungal disease

September 28, 2017

Rhinoderma darwinii, better known as Darwin’s frog, was first discovered by the Charles Darwin himself. Because of that…
Emerging Disease Further Jeopardizes North American Frogs

September 20, 2017

A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs…
Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian Andes

August 1, 2017

A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes,…
In Frogs, Early Activity of Gut Microbiome Shapes Later Health

July 21, 2017

Biologists at the University of Connecticut and University of South Florida have found that a crucial window in…
Extinction event that wiped out dinosaurs cleared way for frogs

July 12, 2017

The mass extinction that obliterated three-fourths of life on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs, set the stage for the…
Dinosaurs’ loss was frogs’ gain

July 4, 2017

Most of the frogs alive today owe a big thank you to the asteroid or comet that delivered…
Egg-Sitting Glassfrogs Create Safe Exit for Tadpoles

April 4, 2017

Glassfrogs may be somewhat see-through, but they have still managed to a hide an important secret—they are dedicated…
Hopping the species barrier: Harmful bacteria discovered in both amphibians and mammals

March 30, 2017

Brucella bacteria have a not-so-illustrious reputation for causing illness and death in mammals. In the U.S. alone, Brucella infections cause economic…
‘Fingerprint’ technique spots frog populations at risk from pollution

March 21, 2017

Researchers at Lancaster University have found a way to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog…
Road salt can change sex ratios in frog populations, study says

November 23, 2016

Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios…
How the African clawed frog got an extra genome

November 19, 2016

The African clawed frog’s ancestor inherited one set of chromosomes each from two different species and doubled its…
Hopping genes provide clue to frog’s origin

October 24, 2016

An international team of researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the African clawed frog, an important model…
Lab frog DNA shows what happens when genomes collide

October 22, 2016

The genome sequence of the most common laboratory frog reveals that it originated when different frog species hybridized…
Climate change could be a greater threat to tropical frogs than deforestation

October 9, 2016

Changes in climate and land use are expected to reduce the livable area for tropical frogs because these…
The Frogs Are All Right

October 7, 2016

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That old adage appears to hold true for the…
A new frog species discovered in northern Australia

October 5, 2016

We tend to think that the wildlife of our planet is very well researched and there is not…
Garden ponds may be helping the spread of the lethally infectious frog disease

October 5, 2016

Every gardener wants to have a pond in his garden. However, these unnatural bodies of water can actually…
Male frogs have sex on land to keep competitors away

July 27, 2016

When it comes to the birds and the bees, frogs are remarkably diverse: They do it in water,…
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