Xu Lab Reveals the Rapid Adaptation Potential of the White-Nose Syndrome Pathogen

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IIDR news published a summary of Adrian’s recent work on the geographic variation among strains of the WNS pathogen. Despite the recent arrival of WNS to North America, substantial evolution and phenotypic diversification has already occurred over the course of the disease’s expansion.

The team’s results suggest the urgent need for both stronger conservation efforts to better protect North American bats, and a greater understanding of P. destructans diversification in order to help control the spread of disease.

Read the full publication in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM).

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