Comparison of the white-nose syndrome agent Pseudogymnoascus destructans to cave-dwelling relatives suggests reduced saprotrophic enzyme activity.

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Hannah T Reynolds; Hazel A Barton;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3899275, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086437
  • Subject: Microbial Pathogens | Research Article | Biology | Microbial Metabolism | Microbial Growth and Development | Emerging Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Medicine | Microbial Ecology | Pathogenesis | Q | Ecology | R | Fungal Biochemistry | Fungal Physiology | Fungi | Microbial Physiology | Science | Mycology

White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is an emerging infectious mycosis that has impacted multiple species of North American bats since its initial discovery in 2006, yet the physiology of the causal agent, the psychrophilic fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans ( = Geomyces destruct... View more
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