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DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen <i>Geomyces destructans</i> in soil from bat hibernacula

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Daniel L. Lindner, Andrea Gargas, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Mark T. Banik, Jessie Glaeser, Thomas H. Kunz, and David S. Blehert, 2011, DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen <i>Geomyces destructans</i> in soil from bat hibernacula: Mycologia, v. 103, iss. 2.

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White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emerging disease causing unprecedented morbidity and mortality among bats in eastern North America. The disease is characterized by cutaneous infection of hibernating bats by the psychrophilic fungus Geomyces destructans. Detection of G. destructans in environments occupied by bats will be critical for WNS surveillance, management and characterization of the fungal lifecycle. We initiated an rRNA gene region-based molecular survey to characterize the distribution of G. destructans in soil samples collected from bat hibernacula in the eastern United States with an existing PCR test. Although this test did not specifically detect G. destructans in soil samples based on a presence/absence metric, it did [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3852/10-262
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