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Gargas, A., M.T. Trest, M. Christensen, T.J. Volk & D.S. Blehert. Geomyces destructans sp.nov. associated with bat white-nose syndrome. Mycotaxon 108: 147–154. 2009.

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.

KEYWORDS:  Ascomycota, Helotiales, Pseudogymnoascus, psychrophilic, systematics

   
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