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Life cycle of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)


Chytridiomycosis is caused by the fungal organism Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis , which has a freeswimming zoospore capable of infecting cohorts and causing significant mortality. Increasing temperature to >23°C may be useful to reduce or eliminate the infection.

Courtesy of Alison Burke, Johns Hopkins School of Medical Illustration and the National Aquarium.