Thursday, 9 April 2015

Bacteria inhibit bat-killing fungus, could combat white-nose syndrome

April 8, 2015

University of California - Santa Cruz

Bacteria found naturally on some bats may prove useful in controlling the deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome, which has devastated bat populations throughout eastern North America and continues to spread across the continent. Scientists isolated bacteria that strongly inhibited the growth of the white-nose syndrome fungus in laboratory tests.

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