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Interns, Fellows, and Frog-Killing Fungus

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 by in The OFI Blog |


Matthew Becker, SCBI fellow and Shawna Cikanek, SCBI intern, preparing probiotic baths. (Photo by Brian Gratwicke)

Smithsonian Science recently published an article that describes how Smithsonian interns and fellows are involved with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) work to uncover skin bacteria on Panamanian golden frogs that helped them survive a deadly fungus.  Discovery of these skin microbes could help scientists fight infections wiping out frog populations throughout the world.

To read more about this project click here!