Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?

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Title:
Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?
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Science
Creator:
Blehert, David S.
Hicks, Alan C.
Behr, Melissa
Meteyer, Carol U.
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English

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White-Nose Syndrome ( local )
Wns ( local )
Bat Mortality ( local )
Northeastern United States ( local )
Hibernacula ( local )
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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 psychrophilic 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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Science, Vol. 323, no. 5911 (2008-11-01).

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