A search for Geomyces destructans, a dangerous pathogen of bats, in caves of Eastern Europe

A search for Geomyces destructans, a dangerous pathogen of bats, in caves of Eastern Europe ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 490–493. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2015. Original Russian Text © K.A. Kravchenko, A.S. Vlashchenko, O.V. Prilutskii, A.S. Prilutskaya, 2015, published in Ekologiya, 2015, No. 5, pp. 397–400. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS A Search for Geomyces destructans, a Dangerous Pathogen of Bats, in Caves of Eastern Europe a a b a K. A. Kravchenko , A. S. Vlashchenko , O. V. Prilutskii , and A. S. Prilutskaya Feldman Ecopark Bat Rehabilitation Center, Kievskoe sh. 12, Lesnoe, Kharkov oblast, 62340 Ukraine Karazin Kharkov National University, pl. Svobody 4, Kharkov, 61022 Ukraine email: shusha.kravcheneo@gmail.com Received March 5, 2014 Keywords: Geomyces destructans, fungi, caves, bats, Ukraine, Russia DOI: 10.1134/S1067413615050124 In 2006, a pandemic of previously unknown fungal Samples for analysis were taken in 2010 and 2010 disease suddenly broke out in caves of North America from seven manmade caves serve as major winter (Cohn, 2008; Blehert et al., 2009), affecting bats dur roosts for bats and are located in four regions of Ukraine and European Russia (Table 1). Special cen ing winter hibernation (Gargas et al., 2009; Cryan et al., 2010). Between 2006 and 2012, six million bats suses of hibernating bats were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

A search for Geomyces destructans, a dangerous pathogen of bats, in caves of Eastern Europe

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