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Default Researcher receives $500,000 more for bat study

Researcher receives $500,000 more for bat study
Posted: October 07, 2010
By Julia Ferrante

News: Bat researcher receives $500,000 more to study white-nose syndrome || Bucknell University
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Reeder and colleagues at the University of Winnipeg in Canada will analyze the DNA of the bats and later their offspring to determine if their susceptibility to white-nose is genetic. If the vulnerability is found to be hereditary, it may make more sense to leave the bats alone and let nature take its course, she said.

"The central question of that research is 'Who will survive?'" Reeder said. "Some of the bats will respond well and some won't. If there are certain heritable traits that let the bats survive better, then maybe we should walk away. Maybe we should not treat them because we might work against natural selection...
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