To do scientific detective work, you need the right tools. In a new study coauthored by Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and three former Department of Biology graduate students, scientists revealed a genetic test that allowed them to draw a worldwide map of a deadly frog fungus in its various forms. That information, along with future discoveries made possible by the new method, may help scientists answer some long-standing mysteries about the amphibian epidemic.
“This is a really important moment that could help us better understand the worst case of a disease in vertebrates in recorded history,” said Vredenburg.
Read more about the study on the SF State News site.