Human & Animal Health

UTIA Announces June 2021 Field Days and Educational Seminars

Five Events, Three Occurring In Person, Will Showcase UTIA Research and Extension

Tennessee Plant Sciences Faculty Receive Award for COVID-19 Communication

Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science Recognizes Timely Extension Publication

PLOS Pathogens: Temperature affects susceptibility of newts to skin-eating fungus

Eastern newt populations in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are at greatest risk of infection with a new skin-eating fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), according to a study published February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Matthew Gray of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and colleagues.

Step Outside: Prevention and Mitigation of a Dangerous Amphibian Pathogen

In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the US.