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Madison, WI, 53726
Phone: 608-231-9511

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Photo of big brown bat. Daniel Lindner, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Scientists Isolate and Perform Next-generation DNA-sequencing of Genome of the Fungus Causing White-nose Syndrome

Year: 2016

Forest Service scientists isolated and performed next-generation DNA-sequencing of the entire genome of the white-nose syndrome fungus discovered in Washington state and compared it to other strains found in eastern North America and Europe. This work was part of a collaborative effort to fight the fungus, a devastating invasive disease that is causing widespread ecosystem disruptions and pushing multiple bat species toward extinction.

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