A Bibliometric Study of Research Output on White-Nose SyndromeAuthor : Sonia Bansal
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 95-98
This study presents bibliometric analysis of research publications on white-nose syndrome. A total of 171 articles published during 2007-2016 were retrieved from PubMed database by inputting the keyword white-nose syndrome. Results of the study indicated a high degree of authorship collaboration on WNS. PLoS ONE journal has published maximum number of articles (33) on white-nose syndrome. Blehert from National Wildlife Health Center, USA is the most prolific author on the subject with 25 publications.
Bibliometric, White-Nose Syndrome, Bats
 Coleman, J.T.H., & Reichard, J.D. (2014). Bat white-nose syndrome in 2014: a brief assessment seven years after discovery of a virulent fungal pathogen in North America. Outlooks on Pest Management. 25, 374–77.
 Blehert, D.S., Hicks, A.C., Behr, M., Meteyer, C.U., Berlowski-Zier, B.M., & Buckles, E.L. (2009). Bat white-nosesyndrome : an emerging fungal pathogen. Science. 323, 227.
 Turner, G.G., Reeder, D.M., & Coleman, J.T. H. (2011). A five-year assessment of mortality and geographic spread of white-nose syndrome in North American bats and a look to the future. Bat Research News. 52, 13–27.
 Wiedemann, K. (2016). The White-Nose Syndrome and the rampant use of pesticides in North America: an environmental risk management challenge. Retrived from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ pesticides-linked-white-nose-syndrome-environmental-kenia-wiedemann
 Minnis, A.M., & Lindner, D.L. (2013). Phylogenetic evaluation of Geomyces and allies reveals no close relatives of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, comb. nov., in bat hibernacula of Eastern NorthAmerica. Fungal Biology. 117(9), 638-649.
 Rogers, K., ‘White-nose syndrome’. Retrived from https://www.britannica.com/science/white-nose-syndrome
 Lorch, J.M., Meteyer, C.U., Behr, M., Boyles, J.G., Cryan, P., Hicks, A.C., & et al. (2011). Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome. Nature. 480, 376–78.
 Puechmaille, S.J., Wibbelt, G., Korn, V., Fuller, H., Forget, F., & Muhldorfer, K. (2011). Pan-European distribution of white-nose syndrome fungus (Geomyces destructans) not associated with mass mortality. PLoS ONE. Retrived from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0019167
 Hoyt, J.R., Sun, K., Parise, K.L., Lu, G., Langwig, K.E., Jiang, T., & et al. (2016). Widespread bat white-nose syndrome fungus, Northeastern China’, Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no.1, pp. 140-142  Peterson, J. (2016). White-nose syndrome comes to the West. Retrived from http://www.hcn.org/articles /white-nose-syndrome-comes-to-the-west  Verant, M.L., Meteyer, C.U., Speakman, J.R., Cryan, P.M., Lorch, J.M., & Blehert, D.S. (2014). White-nose syndrome initiates a cascade of physiologic disturbances in the hibernating bat host. BMC Physiology. 14, 10.  Cryan, P.M., Meteyer, C.U., & Blehert, D.S. (2010). Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiology. BMC Biology. 8, 135.
 Foley, J., Clifford, D., Castle, K., Cryan, P., & Ostfeld, R. S. (2011). Investigating and managing the rapid emergence of white-nose syndrome, a novel fatal, infectious disease of hibernating bats. Conservation Biology. 25(2). 223–231.
 White-nose syndrome: question and answers. Retrived from https://www.biologicaldiversity.org /campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/Q_and_A.html
 Frick,W.F., Pollock,J.F., Hicks, A.C., Langwig, K.E., Reynolds, D.S.& Turner G.G. (2010). An emerging disease causes regional population collapse of a common North American bat species. Science. 329, 679–82.
 Fish U.S. & Wildlife Service. (2011). A National Plan for Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Retrived from https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/ sites/default/files/white-nose_syndrome_national_plan_may_2011_0.pdf
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