Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?

  title={Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?},
  author={D. Blehert and A. Hicks and M. Behr and C. Meteyer and Brenda M. Berlowski-Zier and E. Buckles and J. Coleman and Scott R. Darling and A. Gargas and R. Niver and J. C. Okoniewski and R. Rudd and W. Stone},
  pages={227 - 227}
  • D. Blehert, A. Hicks, +10 authors W. Stone
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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