Ray Of Hope From Amphibians

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Ray Of Hope From Amphibians

Postby jharman2 » Jan 20, 2011 1:26 pm

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... -here.html

Key quote: "Knapp says there is evidence that the frogs are evolving. Initial findings from his team show that frogs from recovered populations can survive when challenged with a fungal strain, unlike frogs with no previous exposure to the fungus, which died after it colonised their skin."
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Re: Ray Of Hope From Amphibians

Postby PYoungbaer » Jan 20, 2011 1:52 pm

That's what they're hoping for in New Jersey with this bat experiment:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/nj_biologists_tag_cured_bats_t.html
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Re: Ray Of Hope From Amphibians

Postby BrianC » Jan 20, 2011 2:23 pm

jharman2 wrote:http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827903.500-fungus-out-the-frog-resistance-is-here.html

Key quote: "Knapp says there is evidence that the frogs are evolving. Initial findings from his team show that frogs from recovered populations can survive when challenged with a fungal strain, unlike frogs with no previous exposure to the fungus, which died after it colonised their skin."


This is my exact thinking for allowing WNS to spread. The quicker the better. Promote caving everywhere. Bring dirty gear from other wns states. ask friends to send their gear to you so you can spread wns... If only White Nose Syndrome were spread this way. The labs can't even regenerate WNS in perfect conditions from spores. Oh well, it was a thought.

We could send live bats to Wisconsin and other states though!
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Re: Ray Of Hope From Amphibians

Postby David Grimes » Jan 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Hopefully they will get positive results from the research they are performing. Sadly, if the bats have not developed any resistance to WNS I am afraid that caving may be permanently affected.
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