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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Swabbing Litoria wilcoxii

Caption: Very few countries have testing programs in place to prevent the spread of chytridiomycosis, which infects the skin of amphibians. Samples for quantitative PCR disease testing are obtained from frog skin using a cotton swab.

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