white-nose syndrome


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white-nose syndrome

(wīt′nōz′, hwīt′-)
n.
An often fatal condition that affects hibernating bats and is characterized by white fungal growth especially on the muzzle and wing membranes.
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White-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, is rapidly spreading across eastern North America, where Little Brown Bats often hibernate in large congregations in caves and mines (Blehert and others 2011).
From the perspective of white-nose syndrome, our results may serve as baseline data in the future, as our work predated the arrival of WNS in Iowa.
Tell students that they will do an exercise to illustrate how white-nose syndrome could spread through a population of bats.
White-nose syndrome has now swept from coast to coast, the U.
There have been no known instances of human illness connected to white-nose syndrome, according to the National Park Service.
Several bat species in North America and Europe are presently threatened by White-nose Syndrome (WNS).
Human disturbances are harmful to the state's bat populations since the arrival of the disease known as white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than 90 percent of bats at most hibernation sites in New York.
But the park is taking no chances: Clothing and shoes known to have been in areas with white-nose syndrome are not permitted without proper cleaning.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emerging pathogenic fungal disease of hibernating bats caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) a psychrophilic and keratinophylic ascomycete fungus (Blehert et al.
For example, we use an ultrasonic sensor to listen to bats' high-pitched sonar, which provides an opportunity to talk about the importance of bats in our ecosystems, white-nose syndrome, and other pressures on bat populations.
Liam, 17, of Belchertown, lives next to Quabbin and got a hand from state DCR staff last week helping a bat population beleaguered by white-nose syndrome.
In the eastern United States, the spread of white-nose syndrome and the threat it poses for many bat species, particularly endangered species such as the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), has increased the need to monitor bat populations.