Hoyt's research on white-nose syndrome in bats receives international coverage
Researchers have found new clues about the deadly white-nose syndrome, a disease that has wiped out millions of bats in North America.
A study found that bats in China showed strong resistance to the fungal infection responsible for the deaths.
The fungus invades the skin of the bats and causes characteristic white markings on the face and wings.
The scientists involved in the report say some American species may evolve the ability to fight the disease.
"Uniformly, across all the species we sampled in China, we found much lower levels of infection," said author Joseph Hoyt, from the University of California, Santa Cruz.