Probiotic bug is a frog lifesaver

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PANAMA, Valle de Anton: Une grenouille dorée (Atelopus zetequi) vue dans le zoo El Nispero del Valle de Anton, à 124 km à l’est de la ville de Panama le 16 avril 2009. Copyright AFP Photo / Elmer MARTINEZ

A DEADLY fungus thought to be behind declining amphibian populations worldwide is spreading fast – most recently to the Philippines, where it has just been detected. But now researchers are finding ways to fight back.

New Scientist du 8 juin 2009

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