Trash to treasure: assessing viability of wing biopsies for use in bat genetic research

@article{Manjerovic2014TrashTT,
  title={Trash to treasure: assessing viability of wing biopsies for use in bat genetic research},
  author={Mary Beth Manjerovic and Michelle L. Green and Andrew N. Miller and Jan Novakofski and Nohra E. Mateus-Pinilla},
  journal={Conservation Genetics Resources},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={325-327}
}
The outbreak of white-nose syndrome in North American bats has resulted in massive data collection efforts to characterize the fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Wing biopsies routinely are collected from live bats, placed in agar media to culture the fungus, and ultimately discarded. We tested whether these discarded tissues represent a viable source of… CONTINUE READING