Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiology

Abstract

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is causing unprecedented declines in several species of North American bats. The characteristic lesions of WNS are caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans, which erodes and replaces the living skin of bats while they hibernate. It is unknown how this infection kills the bats. We review here the unique physiological importance of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-135

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