Pathogen causing bat white-nose syndrome.
Genome sequencing strain (The Broad Institute, USA).
Individuals that have contact with G. destructans should observe a personal quarantine and not enter bat congregation sites during active work and for 7 days after last contact with the fungus. Lab processes should be managed to avoid inadvertent contact with culture materials. Clothing and other materials brought into the laboratory should be segregated from those transported to any potential bat congregation sites.
The current accepted name of Geomyces destructans is Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Blehert et Gargas) Minnis et Lindner.