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- n. Any virus of the genus Ranavirus, many of which cause disease in amphibians
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The idea was to genetically engineer a Venezuelan ranavirus into something that would only kill toads and not frogs.
As well as the climate threat, the researchers warned that two infectious diseases - a chytrid fungus and ranavirus - were also a serious threat to the animals 'long-term survival.
"When people find frogs in their gardens that look emaciated with sores all over their bodies, and quite often with toes missing, that is probably ranavirus," said Garner.
Two infectious diseases, a chytrid fungus and ranavirus, have decimated amphibians - a key indicator species reflecting the health of the environment - across the world.