Contact: Jane Hodgins
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
Caption: Forest Service scientists Andrew Minnis and Dan Lindner generated DNA sequence data and found evidence supporting a shift in the genus to which the fungus behind WNS belongs, resulting in a new name: Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or P. destructans.
Credit: Dan Lindner, U.S. Forest Service
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