NPR logo

Frog Deformities

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Frog Deformities

Frog Deformities

Frog Deformities

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— Mary Losure (LOH-zhur) of Minnesota Public Radio reports that scientists trying to find the cause of deformities in Midwestern frogs are now focusing on chemical compounds known as `retinoids.' (RETT-ih-noydz). Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A and play a pivotal role in biological development.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.