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Research Article

Temperature-Dependent Growth of Geomyces destructans, the Fungus That Causes Bat White-Nose Syndrome

  • Michelle L. Verant equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michelle L. Verant, Justin G. Boyles

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Justin G. Boyles equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michelle L. Verant, Justin G. Boyles

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Current address: Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

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  • William Waldrep Jr.,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Gudrun Wibbelt,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • David S. Blehert mail

    dblehert@usgs.gov

    Affiliation: US Geological Survey – National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: September 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046280

About the Authors

Michelle L. Verant
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Justin G. Boyles
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
William Waldrep Jr.
Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Gudrun Wibbelt
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
David S. Blehert
US Geological Survey – National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dblehert@usgs.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MLV JGB DSB. Performed the experiments: MLV DSB. Analyzed the data: JGB WW MLV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GW. Wrote the paper: MLV JGB DSB.