Assessing the impact of WNS on the genetic viability of Indiana bats -- Interim Report 1 (2010)

Sybill K. Amelon, Ph.D. -- USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Guy Knudsen, Ph.D. -- University of Idaho; Sara Oyler-McCance, Ph.D. -- U.S. Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Center for Conservation Genetics and Systematics; and Lori Eggert, Ph.D. -- University of Missouri
The goal of this study is to model population structure for Indiana bats to predict migration pathways, genetic loss, and risk of extinction, and compare genetic info of affected and non-affected individuals. They will obtain representative isolates of skin bacteria and fungi from selected bat species, and screen them for antagonistic activity towards G. destructans.