Molecular Detection of the Causative Agent of White-nose Syndrome on Rafinesque's Big-eared Bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and Two Species of Migratory Bats in the Southeastern USA

@inproceedings{Bernard2015MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular Detection of the Causative Agent of White-nose Syndrome on Rafinesque's Big-eared Bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and Two Species of Migratory Bats in the Southeastern USA},
  author={Riley F. Bernard and Jeffrey T. Foster and Emma V. Willcox and Katy L. Parise and Gary F. McCracken},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2015}
}
  • Riley F. Bernard, Jeffrey T. Foster, +2 authors Gary F. McCracken
  • Published in Journal of wildlife diseases 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causal agent of white-nose syndrome (WNS), is responsible for widespread mortality of hibernating bats across eastern North America. To document P. destructans exposure and infections on bats active during winter in the southeastern US, we collected epidermal swabs from bats captured during winters 2012–13 and 2013–14 in mist nets set outside of hibernacula in Tennessee. Epidermal swab samples were collected from eight Rafinesque's big-eared bats… CONTINUE READING
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