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Geomyces destructans sp. nov. associated with Bat white-nose syndrome

Mycotaxon

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Abstract

We describe and illustrate the new species Geomyces destructans. Bats infected with this fungus present with powdery conidia and hyphae on their muzzles, wing membranes, and/or pinnae, leading to description of the accompanying disease as white-nose syndrome, a cause of widespread mortality among hibernating bats in the northeastern US. Based on rRNA gene sequence (ITS and SSU) characters the fungus is placed in the genus Geomyces, yet its distinctive asymmetrically curved conidia are unlike those of any described Geomyces species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geomyces destructans sp. nov. associated with Bat white-nose syndrome
Series title:
Mycotaxon
Volume
108
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mycotaxon
First page:
147
Last page:
154
Number of Pages:
8