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Life cycle of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)
Life cycle of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)

    Diagram of the life cycle of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Chytridiomycosis is caused by the fungal organism Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which has a free-swimming 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.