Researchers Find that Experimental Methodologies Affect Pathogenicity of Bsal Fungus

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With the recent discovery of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in Europe, numerous studies are attempting to understand its pathogenicity, and hopefully, ward off infections in other locations. However, there is no standard set of methodologies for studying the pathogen.

UTIA student researchers Rajeev Kumar, Daniel Malagon, and their colleagues set out to address these experimental discretions with their own study to find out if variations in methodologies changed final conclusions about the pathogenicity of Bsal.

The article, Experimental methodologies can affect pathogenicity of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans infections, was published in PLOS One.