Skip to Main Content
Ascospores of Pyxidiophora on mites associated with beetles in trees and woodAuthor(s): Meredith Blackwell; John C. Moser; Jerzy Wisniewski
Source: Mycological Research Vol.92(4): 397-403
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (825 KB)
DescriptionRecords of Pyxidiophora ascospores attached to 116 collections of 35 species of mites associated with beetle habitats in trees and wood show that these associations are common and widespread. Range extensions include western North America, Asia, New Guinea. A large series from one Louisiana locality porived information on ontogenetic and interspecific differences. Although new species of Pyxidiophora are almost certainly present in beetle habitats, new species are not formally described here on the basis of the ascospores. Species of Pyxidiophora previous known from dung and plant debris and as a mycoparasites, are present and common in tree and wood habitats of beetles where phoretic mites are important for ascospore dispersal.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationBlackwell, Meredith; Moser, John C.; Wisniewski, Jerzy. 1989. Ascospores of Pyxidiophora on mites associated with beetles in trees and wood. Mycological Research Vol.92(4): 397-403
KeywordsPyxidiophora, thaxteriola, Acariniola, spore dispersal, insect and mite association
- Transportation of phytopathogenic fungi by the bark beetle Ips sexdentatus boerner and associated mites
- Tarsonemid mite associates of Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae): implications for the historical biogeography of D. frontalis
- Phoretic mites and nematode associates of Scolytus multistraitus and Scolytus pygmaeus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Austria
XML: View XML