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New study shows that Pd likely evolved from a relative that

Postby bigredfoote » Jan 30, 2014 9:49 am

Here is a nice summary http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140129135108.htm of the full paper:

Hannah T. Reynolds, Hazel A. Barton. Comparison of the White-Nose Syndrome Agent Pseudogymnoascus destructans to Cave-Dwelling Relatives Suggests Reduced Saprotrophic Enzyme Activity. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (1): e86437 DOI: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0086437
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Re: New study shows that Pd likely evolved from a relative t

Postby PYoungbaer » Feb 4, 2014 5:21 pm

"The ability of the fungus to grow in caves absent of bats would mean that future attempts to reintroduce bats to caves would be doomed to failure,"
says Hazel Barton.

That is quite ominous, unless bats are resistant, which some are - some species and some individuals within affected species. Those traits will need to strengthen for bat populations to grow.
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