White nose syndrome (WNS), is associated with a fungus known as Geomyces destructans (Gd).
Millions of bats are estimated to have died in 16 states in the U.S. and four provinces in Canada, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A more virulent type of the fungus known as Fusarium wilt emerged last month and quickly began spreading through plantations in the southern region of Mindanao, Philippines where most of the country’s banana exports come from.
There is a symbiotic relationship between fungus mycorrhiza with plants and trees. Inoculating the soil in the root zone of tree seedlings with mycorrhiza, it makes the tree seedlings grow faster, increase the seedlings height and make its stem diameter bigger.