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Comment on “Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity”

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Science  20 Mar 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6484, eaay1838
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay1838


Scheele et al. (Reports, 29 March 2019, p. 1459) bring needed attention to the effects of amphibian infectious disease. However, the data and methods implicating the disease chytridiomycosis in 501 amphibian species declines are deficient. Which species are affected, and how many, remains a critical unanswered question. Amphibians are imperiled; protective actions require public support and robust science.

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