More on freaky frogs

by Liza on Sep. 25th, 2007

Remember those freaky frogs first discovered by Minnesota schoolchildren in 1995? (Science Buzz did an exhibit about them, too, in early spring of 2005.) Pieter Johnson, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder (formerly of University of Wisconsin, Madison), has published his newest research: he says parasites called trematodes cause the missing and extra legs, and that runoff from farms and lawns fuels algae growth, which allows for larger snail populations, which means more trematodes and more deformed frogs....

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mdr says:

You say trem-ay-todes, and I say trem-ah-todes...

posted on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 9:11am

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