Tag: DNA sequencing

May 16, 2018

Rare cuckoo bee’s known range expands in Canada

Like the cuckoo bird, the rare macropis cuckoo bee (Epeoloides pilosulus) sneaks its eggs into the nests of another species and lets the unwitting host raise its young. While news...

March 16, 2017

Mystery of WNS spread solved using DNA sequencing

In March 2016, a little brown bat found sick near North Bend, Washington, tested positive for white-nose syndrome (WNS), an invasive disease caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd....

August 22, 2016

White-nose fungus in Washington state likely originated in eastern US

This past spring, white-nose syndrome, a disease that’s caused the death of over 5 million bats in the U.S. so far, jumped from the eastern U.S., where it had originally...