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Old 05-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Project launched to fight frog-killing fungus

Project launched to fight frog-killing fungus
By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press Writer Brett Zongker,
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Project launched to fight frog-killing fungus
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WASHINGTON Zoos in the U.S., Panama and Mexico are deploying researchers in Central America to develop new ways to fight a fungus blamed for wiping out dozens of frog and amphibian species as part of a project announced Monday.
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Scientists involved in the project will work on implementing recently published research from James Madison University in Virginia that shows bacteria in frogs' skin can be used to fight the fungal infection.

Frogs bathed in a mixture containing the bacteria and then exposed to the fungus had a 100 percent survival rate in the study published in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, said Professor Reid Harris. The survival rate was low for another set of frogs that didn't get the bath.
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