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Collecting chitrid fungus from Museum specimens

Anat Belasen

Anat Belasen, PhD graduate student working with Dr. Tim James in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, swabs the skin of amphibians including these Hellbender salamanders housed in the Museum collections at the Biodiversity Research Center at Varsity Drive, to collect chitrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisfor genetic analysis.



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