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[kahy-trid, ki-] /ˈkaɪ trɪd, ˈkɪ-/
any of the simple, algaelike fungi constituting the class Chytridiomycetes, order Chytridiales, of aquatic and soil environments, having flagellated zoospores and little or no mycelium.
Origin of chytrid
< New Latin Chytridiales, equivalent to Chytridi(um) the type genus (< Greek chytrídion, diminutive of chýtra pipkin) + -ales -ales Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Frogs have been taking a beating over the last three decades, due in large part to a ruthless killer called chytrid fungus.
  • Bd is the only chytrid fungus known to feed on living vertebrates.
  • Bd and chytrid fungus are two forms of the same disease that devastates amphibian populations.
  • The chytrid fungus attacks the mouthparts of tadpoles and impairs their ability to feed.
  • Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus on individual survival probability in wild boreal toads.
  • Genetic diversity is low, and chytrid fungus is contributing to mortality in post-metamorphic individuals.
  • The roles of photosynthetic exudates are also discussed in regulation of chytrid parasitism.

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