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'Fewer leaves' behind frog demise

Date : 17th April 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

A decline in the amount of leaves on the ground could be behind the rapid demise of frog species, a study of a rainforest in Costa Rica has suggested. Until now, the prime suspect for the amphibians' population crash was a deadly fungal infection. By studying data over a 35-year period, researchers found that lizards, which were not susceptible to the infection, had also declined by a similar rate. The study appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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