Saturday, 24 August 2013

Which European species are susceptible to Bd?

A new paper by Vojtech Balaz and coauthors (including RACE team members) shows which European species are susceptible to Bd. Here's the link to the abstract.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Chromosomal Copy Number Variation, Selection and Uneven Rates of Recombination Reveal Cryptic Genome Diversity Linked to Pathogenicity

RACE team members are uncovering the genetic mechanisms that lead to the pathogenicity of Bd and the varied phenotypic responses observed in Bd. The paper was published in the open access journal PLoS Genetics:

Friday, 16 August 2013

Bd on Sardinia

Jon Bielby and coauthors published a paper in the most recent issue of "Diversity and Distributions" (link to the abstract). The main result is "Both geographic and taxonomic distributions of Bd were highly non-random: we identified a cluster of infections in the north of the island and found that two species, Euproctus platycephalus and Discoglossus sardus, had a relatively high prevalence of infection within this cluster." (this is from the abstract).

Friday, 9 August 2013

Is resistance to Bd costly?

A new paper recently published in BMC Ecology suggests that resistance to Bd is costly. Link

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A por la rana inmunizada | Madrid | EL PAÍS

A por la rana inmunizada | Madrid | EL PAÍS

Anochece en la laguna Grande de Peñalara. Jaime Bosch, investigador del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), embutido en un peto impermeable y con una linterna en la cabeza a modo de diadema, se introduce en sus frías y transparentes aguas. Allí deja 5.500 renacuajos de sapo común, distribuidos en 110 botes de plástico donde pasarán el verano.