Valerie McKenzie

Valerie McKenzie

Aug 21, 2018

Group 6 Copy 230
1
Please wait...

About This Project

A fungal pathogen spread around the globe by human activities now threatens many amphibians, including boreal toads, a high elevation specialist in the Rocky Mountains. In the lab, we increased toad survival by 40% when we applied a native fungus-fighting bacteria as a probiotic treatment. We are moving this probiotic method from the lab out into the field to assist wild boreal toad populations currently undergoing an epidemic infection caused by the fungus.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

How do lichens withstand desiccation?

Lichens, symbioses between fungi and algae, survive levels of desiccation lethal to most organisms. We recently...

S-glutathionylation reactions in mitochondrial function and disease

This project was an invited review that is currently under minor revision at Frontiers Cellular and Developmental...

Community-based Leishmaniasis research in Sri Lanka

Leishmaniasisis a neglected tropical parasitic diseases in the world and is spread by the bite of sand flies...

Backer Badge Funded