Chilled out tadpoles defy climate odds

19 Jan 2024
Tadpoles in a pond
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University of Queensland researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows tadpoles in cold environments to mitigate the detrimental effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

The study, led by Coen Hird from UQ’s School of the Environment, challenges previous assumptions about the vulnerability of amphibians to climate change and sheds light on their remarkable resilience.

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