David S Blehert

Summary

Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Nature 480:376-8. 2011
  2. pmc Temperature-dependent growth of Geomyces destructans, the fungus that causes bat white-nose syndrome
    Michelle L Verant
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e46280. 2012
  3. pmc Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiology
    Paul M Cryan
    United States Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
    BMC Biol 8:135. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Using amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis to differentiate isolates of Pasteurella multocida serotype 1
    David S Blehert
    US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:209-25. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Bat white-nose syndrome: an emerging fungal pathogen?
    David S Blehert
    National Wildlife Health Center, U S Geological Survey USGS, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    Science 323:227. 2009
  6. doi request reprint A culture-based survey of fungi in soil from bat hibernacula in the eastern United States and its implications for detection of Geomyces destructans, the causal agent of bat white-nose syndrome
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Mycologia 105:237-52. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Bat white-nose syndrome: a real-time TaqMan polymerase chain reaction test targeting the intergenic spacer region of Geomyces destructans
    Laura K Muller
    US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    Mycologia 105:253-9. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Rapid polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of white-nose syndrome in bats
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    U S Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:224-30. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Recovery of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) from natural infection with Geomyces destructans, white-nose syndrome
    Carol Uphoff Meteyer
    National Wildlife Health Center, US Geological Survey, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    J Wildl Dis 47:618-26. 2011
  10. doi request reprint DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen Geomyces destructans in soils from bat hibernacula
    Daniel L Lindner
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Center for Forest Mycology Research, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA
    Mycologia 103:241-6. 2011

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Nature 480:376-8. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Temperature-dependent growth of Geomyces destructans, the fungus that causes bat white-nose syndrome
    Michelle L Verant
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e46280. 2012
    ..destructans, which may influence temperature-dependent progression and severity of WNS in wild bats...
  3. pmc Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiology
    Paul M Cryan
    United States Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
    BMC Biol 8:135. 2010
    ..Mechanisms of disease associated with G. destructans seem specific to hibernating bats and are most analogous to disease caused by chytrid fungus in amphibians...
  4. ncbi request reprint Using amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis to differentiate isolates of Pasteurella multocida serotype 1
    David S Blehert
    US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:209-25. 2008
    ..multocida genotypes, to identify affiliations between bird species and bacterial genotypes, and to elucidate the role of specific bird species in disease transmission...
  5. doi request reprint Bat white-nose syndrome: an emerging fungal pathogen?
    David S Blehert
    National Wildlife Health Center, U S Geological Survey USGS, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    Science 323:227. 2009
    ..but with a conidial morphology distinct from characterized members of this genus. This report characterizes the cutaneous fungal infection associated with WNS...
  6. doi request reprint A culture-based survey of fungi in soil from bat hibernacula in the eastern United States and its implications for detection of Geomyces destructans, the causal agent of bat white-nose syndrome
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Mycologia 105:237-52. 2013
    ..destructans within this complex fungal community and provide an opportunity to identify characteristics that differentiate G. destructans from non-pathogenic relatives...
  7. doi request reprint Bat white-nose syndrome: a real-time TaqMan polymerase chain reaction test targeting the intergenic spacer region of Geomyces destructans
    Laura K Muller
    US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    Mycologia 105:253-9. 2013
    ..These data indicate the real-time TaqMan PCR method described herein is a sensitive, specific and rapid test to detect DNA from G. destructans and provides a valuable tool for WNS diagnostics and research...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rapid polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of white-nose syndrome in bats
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    U S Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:224-30. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Recovery of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) from natural infection with Geomyces destructans, white-nose syndrome
    Carol Uphoff Meteyer
    National Wildlife Health Center, US Geological Survey, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    J Wildl Dis 47:618-26. 2011
    ..destructans. Dense aggregates of neutrophils surrounded the hyphae that remained in the wing membrane of this bat...
  10. doi request reprint DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen Geomyces destructans in soils from bat hibernacula
    Daniel L Lindner
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Center for Forest Mycology Research, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA
    Mycologia 103:241-6. 2011
    ..in soil from bat hibernacula and indicates that further research is needed to better define the taxonomy of this genus and to develop enhanced diagnostic tests for rapid and specific detection of G. destructans in environmental samples...
  11. doi request reprint The fungus Trichophyton redellii sp. Nov. Causes skin infections that resemble white-nose syndrome of hibernating bats
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    1 Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1656 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Wildl Dis 51:36-47. 2015
    ..nov. Genetic diversity present within T. redellii suggests it is native to North America but that it had been overlooked before enhanced efforts to study fungi associated with bats in response to the emergence of WNS...
  12. pmc Distribution and environmental persistence of the causative agent of white-nose syndrome, Geomyces destructans, in bat hibernacula of the eastern United States
    Jeffrey M Lorch
    Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:1293-301. 2013
    ..destructans was cultivated from 7 of the 14 sites sampled during late summer, when bats were no longer in hibernation, suggesting that the fungus can persist in the environment in the absence of bat hosts for long periods of time...
  13. ncbi request reprint Histopathologic criteria to confirm white-nose syndrome in bats
    Carol Uphoff Meteyer
    National Wildlife Health Center, U S Geological Survey, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison WI 53711, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 21:411-4. 2009
    ..Although WNS is a disease of hibernating bats, severe wing damage due to fungal hyphae may be seen in bats that have recently emerged from hibernation. These recently emerged bats also have a robust suppurative inflammatory response...
  14. pmc White-nose syndrome initiates a cascade of physiologic disturbances in the hibernating bat host
    Michelle L Verant
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2015 Linden Dr, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    BMC Physiol 14:10. 2014
    ..destructans to better understand the physiological processes that underlie mortality from WNS...
  15. pmc In vitro detection and quantification of botulinum neurotoxin type e activity in avian blood
    Timothy M Piazza
    Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 204 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7815-22. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Acute pasteurellosis in wild big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus)
    David S Blehert
    1 US Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711, USA
    J Wildl Dis 50:136-9. 2014
    ..Mortality of approximately 100 bats was documented over 4 wk, with no evidence for predatory injuries. Pasteurella multocida serotype 1 was isolated from multiple internal organs from four of five bats examined postmortem...
  17. pmc TaqMan real-time polymerase chain reaction for detection of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the fungus associated with snake fungal disease
    Elizabeth Bohuski
    United States Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI, USA
    BMC Vet Res 11:95. 2015
    ..The emergence of SFD in both captive and wild situations has led to an increased need for tools to better diagnose and study the disease...