Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Researchers found that the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats (shown here under UV light) can survive under a variety of conditions and can live and grow on most carbon and nitrogen sources in caves.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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