News: UMass Amherst Researchers Gain Insight Into the Biology of a Deadly Fungus | College of Natural Sciences | UMass Amherst
Researchers at UMass Amherst have gained new insight into a deadly fungus that is responsible for devastating frog populations worldwide.
The team, led by cell biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin, published a paper which describes how the actin networks of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) also serve as an "evolutionary Rosetta Stone," revealing the loss of cytoskeletal complexity in the fungal kingdom.
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Bd’s actin structures likely play roles in causing skin disease threatening amphibians worldwide