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Table 2 P. destructans loads (log10 ng) on bats captured in the Southeast compared to values collected from torpid bats in the Northeast

From: White-nose syndrome fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, on bats captured emerging from caves during winter in the southeastern United States

  Species
  EPFU MYLE MYLU MYSE MYSO PESU
Month Southeast Northeast Southeast Northeast Southeast Northeast Southeast Northeast Southeast Northeast Southeast Northeast
Oct.      −4.94 ± 0.16 −3.96 ± 0.84 −5.00 ± 0.23 −5.18 −4.83 −4.83 ± 0.21 −5.20 ± 0.07 −4.20 ± 0.95
Nov.   −1.99 −5.73   −4.12 ± 0.59 −2.75 ± 0.35 −3.81 ± 0.99 −2.03 ± 0.98 −4.84 −4.43 ± 0.36   −3.12 ± 0.53
Dec. −4.72 ± 0.38 −2.23 −4.86 ± 0.12   −2.34   −2.24 ± 0.23     −1.80  
Jan.   −3.30 −4.40 ± 0.23 −4.17 −2.78 ± 0.34 −3.11 −2.03 ± 0.12   −2.38 ± 0.29   −2.28 ± 0.13  
Feb. −2.98 ± 0.69   −4.28 ± 0.38     −2.52 ± 0.17   −2.52 ± 0.44   −2.40 ± 0.12  
Mar. −4.12 ± 0.29 −2.74 ± 0.25 −4.39 ± 0.29 −2.48 ± 0.49 −2.70 ± 0.48 −1.19 ± 0.18 −2.68 ± 0.24 −1.35 ± 0.50 −2.70 ± 0.11 −2.43 ± 0.21 −2.40 ± 0.12 −0.82 ± 0.12
Apr. −4.19 ± 0.45 −3.80 −3.96   −2.57 ± 0.14 −1.64 ± 0.22 −3.50 ± 0.22   −2.86 ± 0.26 −2.89 ± 0.60 −1.86 ± 0.17 −1.46 ± 0.45
  1. Values for fungal loads on northeastern bats are based on the published reports of samples collected from 30 hibernacula colonies in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Hampshire and Illinois where P. destructans has been present for at least one year [36, 82]. All values are presented with ± standard error, unless only one individual was sampled. Empty cells indicate no P. destructans was detected on the species during the sample month. Bold values signify which load is lowest in regional comparison per species per month, with similar loads in both regions italicized. Only species that were captured in both regions are included in the table. Samples from both studies were analyzed at the same lab by two of the authors (KLP and JTF)