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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

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White-Nose Syndrome Fungus (Geomyces destructans) in Bat, France

Sébastien J. Puechmaille, Pascal Verdeyroux, Hubert Fuller, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Michaël Bekaert, and Emma C. TeelingComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (S.J. Puechmaille, H. Fuller, M. Bekaert, E.C. Teeling); Groupe Chiroptères Aquitaine, Erdoia, France (P. Verdeyroux); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (M. Ar Gouilh)

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Figure 1

A) Myotis myotis bat found in a cave on March 12, 2009, in France, showing white fungal growth on its nose (arrow). B) Fungus colony on malt extract medium after incubation for 3 weeks at 10°C. Scale bar = 1 cm. C) Clusters of unstained spores of Geomyces destructans. Spores in the inset were stained with lactophenol cotton blue, which shows the truncate spore base (arrows) and surface granulation. Scale bars = 10 µm.

Figure 1. A) Myotis myotis bat found in a cave on March 12, 2009, in France, showing white fungal growth on its nose (arrow). B) Fungus colony on malt extract medium after incubation for 3 weeks at 10°C. Scale bar = 1 cm. C) Clusters of unstained spores of Geomyces destructans. Spores in the inset were stained with lactophenol cotton blue, which shows the truncate spore base (arrows) and surface granulation. Scale bars = 10 µm.

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