Incredibly unlucky frogs were almost wiped out by a deadly fungus, but then they evolved

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Post-apocalyptic science fiction flicks fill us with fear of a deadly virus wiping out mankind, but that dreadful scenario is something that a population of tropical frogs in Panama actually had to deal with. As a deadly fungus began to spread among a local population of the amphibians they began to die off en masse, but then something incredible happened that turned things around.

In a new paper published in Ecological Applications, researchers from the University of Maryland describe the remarkable turnaround of various species of frogs from El Copé, Panama, which appear to have rapidly evolved in the face of total annihilation.

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