Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?

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Title:
Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?
Series Title:
Science
Creator:
Blehert, David S.
Hicks, Alan C.
Behr, Melissa
Meteyer, Carol U.
Berlowski-Zier, Brenda M.
Buckles, Elizabeth L.
Coleman, Jeremy T. H.
Darling, Scott R.
Gargas, Andrea
Niver, Robyn
Okoniewski, Joseph C.
Rudd, Robert J.
Stone, Ward B.
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Science
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English
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Bats -- Mortality ( lcsh )
White-nose syndrome ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a condition associated with an unprecedented bat mortality event in the northeastern United States. Since the winter of 2006*2007, bat declines exceeding 75% have been observed at surveyed hibernacula. Affected bats often present with visually striking white fungal growth on their muzzles, ears, and/or wing membranes. Direct microscopy and culture analyses demonstrated that the skin of WNS-affected bats is colonized by a psychro-philic fungus that is phylogenetically related to Geomyces spp. but with a conidial morphology distinct from characterized members of this genus. This report characterizes the cutaneous fungal infection associated with WNS.

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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K26-05336 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.5336 ( USFLDC Handle )

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