Histoplasma Capsulatum from the Liver of a Bat in Colombia

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Science  26 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3661, pp. 1039-1040
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3661.1039


Of 135 bats (eight species), one of the species Glossophaga sorcina sorcina, a nectar-feeding bat from Girardot, Colombia, harbored Histoplasma capsulatum. The microorganism was cultured from the liver. This is the second report of recovery of this fungus from bat tissue.