Vector affinity and diversity of Geosmithia fungi living on subcortical insects inhabiting pinaceae species in Central and Northeastern Europe
Kolařík Miroslav , Robert Jankowiak
AbstractFungi from the genus Geosmithia (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) are associated with bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytinae), though little is known about ecology, diversity, and distribution of these fungi across beetle and its host tree species. This study surveyed the diversity, distribution and vector affinity of Geosmithia isolated from subcortical insects that colonized trees from the family Pinaceae in Central and Northeastern Europe. Twelve Geosmithia species were isolated from 85 plant samples associated with 23 subcortical insect species (including 14 bark beetle species). Geosmithia community composition was similar across different localities and vector species; although the fungal communities associated with insects that colonized Pinus differed from that colonizing other tree species (Abies, Larix, and Picea). Ten Geosmithia species from four independent phylogenetic lineages were not reported previously from vectors feeding on other plant families and seem to be restricted to the vectors from Pinaceae only. We conclude that presence of such substrate specificity suggests a long and stable association between Geosmithia and bark beetles.
|Journal series||Microbial Ecology, ISSN 0095-3628, (A 35 pkt)|
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|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 1.136; : 2013 = 3.118 (2) - 2013=3.662 (5)|
|Citation count*||18 (2016-06-13)|
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