U of S researchers find bat-killing fungus is European invader

Results from an experiment conducted in a University of Saskatchewan bio-safety lab suggest that bats in North America are dying from a European strain of fungus recently introduced to Canada and the United States.

By Mark Ferguson
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emerging disease of hibernating bats that's associated with a skin infection caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans (Gd). The fungus grows in the skin of the bat, producing a white residue on the muzzle, wings and ears.

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