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30th May, 2023 Science and Technology

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  • A new study has now developed a method to detect all known strains of chytridiomycosis, caused by the amphibian chytrid fungus.

Chytridiomycosis: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis


Q. Consider the following statements:

1. The fungus named Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis affects the keratin in the skin of amphibians, resulting in chytridiomycosis.

2. The fungus cannot thrive over 86 degrees Fahrenheit and needs moist settings to spread its spores,

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: (d) Neither 1 nor 2