David S Blehert
Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
- Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiologyPaul 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...
- Using amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis to differentiate isolates of Pasteurella multocida serotype 1David 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...
- 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...
- Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndromeJeffrey M Lorch
Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Nature 480:376-8. 2011....
- Rapid polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of white-nose syndrome in batsJeffrey 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....
- Recovery of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) from natural infection with Geomyces destructans, white-nose syndromeCarol 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...
- DNA-based detection of the fungal pathogen Geomyces destructans in soils from bat hibernaculaDaniel 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...
- Histopathologic criteria to confirm white-nose syndrome in batsCarol 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...
- In vitro detection and quantification of botulinum neurotoxin type e activity in avian bloodTimothy 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....
- Distribution and environmental persistence of the causative agent of white-nose syndrome, Geomyces destructans, in bat hibernacula of the eastern United StatesJeffrey 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...