Hibernation, a period where bats have suppressed immunity and low body temperatures, provides the psychrophilic fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans
the opportunity to colonise bat skin, leading to severe disease in susceptible species. Innate immunity, which requires less energy and may remain more ...
Author(s) : Whiting-Fawcett, F.; Field, K. A.; Puechmaille, S. J.; Blomberg, A. S.; Lilley, T. M.
Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Journal article : Current Opinion in Microbiology 2021 Vol.62 pp.61-67