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Bat-killing fungus is a European import

White-nose infection ups arousal rate during hibernation, depleting energy stores

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5:45pm, April 9, 2012

The same fungal species wiping out hibernating American bats also strikes their European kin — although it doesn’t kill them. But that’s not because the European strain of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome is less virulent, a new study finds.

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