Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

So Far, No Silver Bullet to Stop Lethal Bat Fungus

NPR | Nov. 8, 2013 9:29 a.m.

Since its appearance in the U.S. seven years ago, white-nose syndrome has decimated bat populations across eastern North America. Scientists say they’ve determined the culprit—a soil-dwelling fungus called Pseudogymnoascus destructans—and now they’re investigating novel ways to stop it, including antifungal bacteria.

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