Complex interactions among host pines and fungi vectored by an invasive bark beetle.

@article{Lu2010ComplexIA,
  title={Complex interactions among host pines and fungi vectored by an invasive bark beetle.},
  author={Min Lu and Michael J. Wingfield and Nancy E. Gillette and Sylvia R. Mori and Jianghua Sun},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2010},
  volume={187 3},
  pages={859-66}
}
*Recent studies have investigated the relationships between pairs or groups of exotic species to illustrate invasive mechanisms, but most have focused on interactions at a single trophic level. *Here, we conducted pathogenicity tests, analyses of host volatiles and fungal growth tests to elucidate an intricate network of interactions between the host tree, the invasive red turpentine beetle and its fungal associates. *Seedlings inoculated with two strains of Leptographium procerum isolated from… CONTINUE READING