Mutualism and Antagonism: Ecological Interactions Among Bark Beetles, Mite and Fungi

  • Authors: Klepzig, K.D.; Moser, J.C.; Lombardero, M.J.; Ayres, M.P.; Hofstetter, R.W.; Walkinshaw, C.J.
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Biotic Interactions in Plant-Pathogen Associations; Jeger, M.J. and Spence, N.J. eds.; CAB international 2001.

Abstract

Insect-fungal complexes provide challenging and fascinating systems for the study of biotic interactions between plants. plant pathogens, insect vectors and other associated organisms. The types of interactions among these organisms (mutualism. antagonism. parasitism. phoresy. etc.) are as variable as the range of organisms involved (plants, fungi, insects. mites. etc.). We focus on bark beetles and their associated organisms. in particular, on the relationship between the southern pine beetle and its associates in coniferous trees of the southern USA. We begin, however, with an attempt to clearly define the terms we use to describe these relationships.

  • Citation: Klepzig, K.D.; Moser, J.C.; Lombardero, M.J.; Ayres, M.P.; Hofstetter, R.W.; Walkinshaw, C.J. 2001. Mutualism and Antagonism: Ecological Interactions Among Bark Beetles, Mite and Fungi. In: Biotic Interactions in Plant-Pathogen Associations; Jeger, M.J. and Spence, N.J. eds.; CAB international 2001.
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  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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