NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study suggests related, but previously undescribed, Ranavirus species are wreaking havoc on a range of amphibian hosts in Spain.

As they reported online in Current Biology this week, researchers from the UK and Spain relied on a combination of PCR-based testing, targeted sequencing, and comparative genomics to track down two extensively virulent Ranaviruses that appear to have emerged in Spain's Picos de Europa National Park.

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