Amphibian killer forces immune-cell suicides

Fungal menace shuts down key parts of defenses of frogs and their kin

AT RISK  A poison dart frog (Dendrobates auratus) in Panama is just one of hundreds of amphibian species that succumbs to the chytrid skin fungus, which scientists now know has a special trick for disabling frog immune systems.

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