Bat killer cause traced to fungus

BBC: White-nose syndrome (WNS), the disease rampaging its way through the bats of North America, is caused by a fungus, scientists have confirmed. Researchers from a number of US institutions infected healthy bats with the fungus Geomyces destructans, and found they did develop the disease. The team also showed that the fungus can pass from one bat to another. Writing in the journal Nature, they say WNS "has the potential to decimate North American bat populations". So far, the disease has......

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