Do mites phoretic on elm bark beetles contribute to the transmission of Dutch elm disease?

@article{Moser2009DoMP,
  title={Do mites phoretic on elm bark beetles contribute to the transmission of Dutch elm disease?},
  author={John C. Moser and Heino Konrad and Stacy R. Blomquist and T. Kirisits},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2009},
  volume={97},
  pages={219-227}
}
Dutch elm disease (DED) is a destructive vascular wilt disease of elm (Ulmus) trees caused by the introduced Ascomycete fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. In Europe, this DED pathogen is transmitted by elm bark beetles in the genus Scolytus. These insects carry phoretic mites to new, suitable habitats. The aim of this study was to record and quantify conidia and ascospores of O. novo-ulmi on phoretic mites on the three elm bark beetle species Scolytus multistriatus, Scolytus pygmaeus, and Scolytus… 
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