Understanding Microbial Communities Living on Amphibian Skin
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Sofia Prado-Irwin is a graduate student at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.  Her research interests range from ecology to physiology to conservation and beyond, but all within the context of her true love, herpetology.

                       

Understanding Microbial Communities Living on Amphibian Skin

For most people, amphibians (e.g. frogs and salamanders) are not a part of everyday life. They tend to be cryptic in both form and behavior and are therefore somewhat hard to come across. But amphibians play a significant role in the ecology of many ecosystems. Herpetologists have been studying the ecology and evolution of these animals for a long time, but recent technological advancements have opened up a new branch of amphibian research, about which little is known - namely,...

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