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Are Frogs Injurious Species?

Should the sale of frogs and other amphibians be restricted to prevent the further spread of the deadly chytrid fungus? That's the question the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is asking, and they want your input.The chytrid fungus ( Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd ) has spread around the globe since it was first observed in 1999, putting thousands of amphibian species at risk of extinction...

September 22, 2010 — John Platt

New, Yet Familiar

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the October 2010 issue of Scientific American

September 22, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina
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