Latest Geomyces destructans Stories
According to a new study in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, biologists looking to identify bats with the deadly white-nose syndrome have a new, non-invasive tool – ultraviolet light.
As North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million, University of Akron scientists reveal new clues about their killer, White Nose Syndrome, or WNS.
Bats infected with P. destructans often have a distinctive white fungal growth around their muzzle, a sign of what is commonly referred to as white-nose syndrome.
According to a new report, biologists have identified several benign relatives of the fungus responsible for White Nose Syndrome, which has decimated American bat populations in recent years.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced grant awards to twenty-eight states for white-nose syndrome projects.
Researchers studying White Nose Syndrome (WNS) identified a fungus called Geomyces destructans as the cause of the devastating disease, but until now have been unable to detect it without finding dead or dying bats.
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