Parasites of Parasites of Bats

March 1, 2017
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PhD student, Danny Haelewaters (Pfister Lab) collaborated with researchers including, PhD student, Jasmin Casmacho (Hoekstra Lab), to screen ectoparasitic bat flies from Hungary and Romania for the presence of ectoparasitic Laboulbeniales fungi. The study published in Parasites & Vectors, shows a complex network of bats, bat flies and Laboulbeniales fungi.

(image courtesy of fs-phil. A Nathusius’ pipistrelle, caught in Springhill, N.Ireland. Captured and photographed with permission.)
See also: Graduate News, 2017