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Potential Bio-Control of WNS fungus

Published on October 2, 2014
Written by Admin

Last week, new research was published by Dr. Chris Cornelison and collaborators at Georgia State University. Supported by Bat Conservation International, the researchers describe how a naturally-occurring bacteria is able to control the growth of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome, in a laboratory setting.

The bacteria is capable of completely inhibiting the growth of the fungus, without coming into direct contact with it.

This shows great promise as a tool to manage the growth of the fungus without having to handle individual bats, in complex environments, like caves and mines. Read the full peer-reviewed journal article